Origin of poodle
Examples from the Web for poodle
And then there is Marissa; Annabelle says Marissa is like a poodle, “probably pink.”
Darren Criss of Glee guest stars in the video as the angry bulldog boyfriend of the poodle.From Katy Perry to Alice in Chains, the Best Music Videos of the Week|Victoria Kezra|September 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I am as far from a harasser as you could be,” she said in a phone call from her home, as her poodle mix barked in the background.Archie Comics: Corporate Brawl Over-Sexual Harassment Charges|Nancy Hass|February 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
While Steinbeck journeyed with his loyal French poodle, Buzzell has only a 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente as a companion.
He insisted that far from being America's poodle on this, he was an enthusiastic collaborator with Mr. Bush.
Mademoiselle de Corandeuil was entirely occupied in restoring her poodle to health.Gerfaut, Complete|Charles de Bernard
His poodle whimpers low the tune, And holds the cup between its teeth.Enamels and Cameos and other Poems|Thophile Gautier
By silent consent, we paid the hack off, and proceeded arm in arm towards the Poodle Dog for dinner.The Wrecker|Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
The surplice, which Mr. Poodle was still holding, parted with a rip, and Gissing was free.Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley
Althea should have a nurse, and a carriage, and a poodle dog.Hubert's Wife|Minnie Mary Lee
Word Origin for poodle
1808, from German Pudel, shortened form of Pudelhund "water dog," from Low German Pudel "puddle" (cf. pudeln "to splash;" see puddle (n.)) + German Hund "hound" (see hound (n.)). Probably so called because the dog was used to hunt water fowl. Figurative sense of "lackey" (chiefly British) is attested from 1907. Poodle-faker, British army slang for "ingratiating male," is from 1902, likely euphemistic.