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poo·dle

 (po͞od′l)
n.
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.

[German Pudel, short for Pudelhund : Low German pudeln, to splash about (from pudel, puddle) + German Hund, dog.]

poodle

(ˈpuːdəl)
n
1. (Breeds) a breed of dog, with varieties of different sizes, having curly hair, which is often clipped from ribs to tail for showing: originally bred to hunt waterfowl
2. a person who is servile; lackey
[C19: from German Pudel, short for Pudelhund, from pudeln to splash + Hund dog; the dogs were formerly trained as water dogs; see puddle, hound1]

poo•dle

(ˈpud l)

n.
one of a breed of dogs with long, thick, frizzy or curly hair usu. trimmed in standard patterns, occurring in three varieties (standard, miniature, and toy) that differ only in size: orig. used as a water retriever.
[1815–25; < German Pudel, short for Pudelhund=pudel(n) to splash (see puddle) + Hund hound]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poodle - an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clippedpoodle - an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped; an old breed sometimes trained as sporting dogs or as performing dogs
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
toy poodle - the breed of very small poodles
miniature poodle - a breed of small poodles
standard poodle - a breed or medium-sized poodles
large poodle - the largest breed of poodle
Translations
كَلْبُ البُودِلكَلْب مُجَعَّد الشَّعْر
pudl
puddel
villakoira
pudlica
uszkár
púîli, púîluhundur
プードル
푸들
pudelis
pūdelis
pudel
pudel
สุนัขพันธุ์พุดเดิ้ล
fino köpeğikaniş
chó lông xù

poodle

[ˈpuːdl] Ncaniche mf

poodle

[ˈpuːdəl] ncaniche m

poodle

nPudel m

poodle

[ˈpuːdl] nbarboncino

poodle

(ˈpuːdl) noun
a breed of dog whose curly hair is often clipped in a decorative way.

poodle

كَلْبُ البُودِل pudl puddel Pudel κανίς caniche villakoira caniche pudlica barboncino プードル 푸들 poedel puddel pudel caniche, poodle пудель pudel สุนัขพันธุ์พุดเดิ้ล kaniş chó lông xù 狮子狗
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And as to the third of our trio, Epanchin, of course after that little affair with the poodle in the railway carriage, it was all UP between us.
A LION seeing a Poodle fell into laughter at the ridiculous spectacle.
A magnificent Poodle appeared, walking on his hind legs just like a man.
Presently a vagrant poodle dog came idling along, sad at heart, lazy with the summer softness and the quiet, weary of captivity, sigh- ing for change.
Bernard, a few retrievers and Newfoundlands, a boar-hound, a French poodle, with plenty of hair round its head, but mangy about the middle; a bull-dog, a few Lowther Arcade sort of animals, about the size of rats, and a couple of Yorkshire tykes.
You shall become a black poodle and have a gold collar round your neck, and shall eat burning coals, till the flames burst forth from your throat.
Then she would pounce upon me with a lot of that drivelling poodle palaver and kiss me on the nose--but what could I do?
You like to have her about you, as you would like to have a flower, or a bird, or a picture, or a poodle--no, not a poodle, though--or anything else that was equally pretty?
Bute on her left, the poodle and Miss Briggs on the back seat.
And you shall see my poodle, too: a splendid little charmer imported from Paris: and two fine Italian paintings of great value--I forget the artist.
This suited her better than anything else, but it was not good for her, and she grew pale, heavy-eyed and listless, though Aunt Plenty gave her iron enough to make a cooking-stove, and Aunt Peace petted her like a poodle.
He always came at dinner-time and brought an ugly poodle with him, whose paws soiled their furniture.