Definition of Poodle

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Poodle Dog
Generic synonyms: Canis Familiaris, Dog, Domestic Dog
Specialized synonyms: Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle, Standard Poodle, Large Poodle

Definition of Poodle

1. n. A breed of dogs having curly hair, and often showing remarkable intelligence in the performance of tricks.

Definition of Poodle

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Definition of Poodle

1. a heavy-coated dog [n -S]

Medical Definition of Poodle

1. A breed of dogs having curly hair, and often showing remarkable intelligence in the performance of tricks. Origin: G. Pudel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poodle

poo bah
poo bahs
poo pirates
pooch out
poodle (current term)
poodle dog
poodle skirt
poodle skirts

Literary usage of Poodle

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1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1854)
"Ko man, like a Frenchman, can so quickly teach a poodle so many tricks ; to fetch and carry ; stand on three lees ; pick letters from a biscuit alphabet ..."

2. The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow: Being Anecdotes of by Rees Howell Gronow, Joseph Grego (1892)
"THE LIGHT COMPANY'S poodle AND SIR F. PONSONBY.—Every regiment has a pet of some sort or ... The Colonel was encouraging our men to advance; and the poodle, ..."

3. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1846)
"... have certain general features of resemblance amongst themselves, which are all distinct from the peculiarities that mark the poodle, who stands alone, ..."

4. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1859)
"A mere poodle ; and—for a poodle— one of the dullest dogs that ever defeated a teacher. But that the poodle should have been trimmed by a Frenchman was, ..."

5. The Beaux of the Regency by Lewis Saul Benjamin (1908)
"CHAPTER XXIII " poodle Honourable Frederick Byng has come down to posterity as " poodle," which nickname Henry Reeve states, on the authority of Byng ..."

6. The Fables of Florian by Florian (1888)
"THE PERSECUTED poodle. A shaggy poodle being shorn So as to have a lion's mane, Could hardly longer well be borne, He so conceited was and vain; ..."

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