Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: German
Origin: pudel, from pudelhund 'dog that splashes in water'

poodle

noun
     
poodle
poo‧dle [countable]
1HBA a dog with thick curly hair
2

be somebody's poodle

British English informal if someone is another person's poodle, they always do what the other person tells them to do

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