Definition of poodle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpuːdl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpuːdl//
    Domesticated mammals
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  1. 1 a dog with thick curly hair that is sometimes cut into special shapes See related entries: Domesticated mammals
  2. 2(British English, informal) a person who is too willing to do what somebody else tells them to do He has made himself appear a poodle of the Prime Minister.
  3. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from German Pudel(hund), from Low German pud(d)eln ‘splash in water’ (the poodle being a water-dog).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: poodle