plural pulik ˈpu̇-lik How to pronounce puli (audio) or pulis ˈpu̇-lēz How to pronounce puli (audio)
: any of a breed of medium-sized agile Hungarian sheepdogs with a thick woolly coat hanging in long thin cords

Examples of puli in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When a puli hovers over a pile of leaves or glides across some dust bunnies, the surface is wiped clean. Kelly Whiteside, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2018 There is good reason a puli needs his coat completely dry. Kelly Whiteside, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2018 Meet Keki, a Hungarian puli who went as a mop for Halloween, and is basically sending the internet into convulsions of happiness. Laura Beck, Cosmopolitan, 29 Oct. 2017 That warm reception continued as Zuckerberg's keynote speech went on to include big-screen Facebook photos of his young daughter, the family's pet puli dog and his dad, who is recovering from heart surgery. Robert Reed, chicagotribune.com, 22 June 2017

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Word History



First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of puli was in 1936

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“Puli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puli. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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