Poodle meaning

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A dog of a breed developed in Europe to retrieve game from the water, having a thick curly coat that is often clipped, and classified by size into standard, miniature, and toy varieties.
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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.
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Any of various breeds of dog originating in Europe as hunting dogs, and having heavy, curly fur in a solid color; their shoulder height indicates their classification as standard, miniature, or toy.
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Origin of poodle

  • 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
  • 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