Poodle Definition

po͝odl
poodles
noun
poodles
Any of a breed of dog with a curly coat in a solid color, usually clipped in one of a variety of patterns: the breed has three varieties differing only in size — standard, over 15 in (38 cm) high at the shoulder; miniature, 15 in or under but over 10 in (25.4 cm); toy, 10 in or under.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
poodle dogfancy dogFrench barbetFrench poodle

Other Word Forms of Poodle

Noun

Singular:
poodle
Plural:
poodles

Origin of Poodle

  • From German Pudel, a shortened form of Pudelhund, a compound of Hund (“dog") and the German Low German term Pudel, PÅ«del (“puddle"), from the onomatopoeic term pudeln (“to splash about").

    From Wiktionary

  • German Pudel short for Pudelhund Low German pudeln to splash about (from pudel puddle) German Hund dog

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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