poo|dle

poo|dle
poo|dle «POO duhl», noun.
a dog with thick, curly hair often clipped and shaved in an elaborate manner. Poodles are black, brown, gray, or white. They were originally bred for use as gundogs but now are virtually always kept as pets. There are standard, miniature, and toy varieties.
[< German Pudel, short for Pudelhund < dialectal German pudeln to splash water]
poo´dle|like´, adjective.

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