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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Definitions for kyoodle

  1. to bark or yelp noisily or foolishly; yap.

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Citations for kyoodle
No living thing moved upon it, not even a medicine wolf to kyoodle to the invisible moon. Richard Sale, The White Buffalo, 1975
But the dogs waved their tails happily and sought out a rabbit and went kyoodling after it. John Steinbeck, Tortilla Flat, 1935
Origin of kyoodle
Kyoodle began as and still may be an Americanism. The word has no distinguished etymology (except for the vague label Imitative), which exactly fits the verb and also one of its noun meanings: mutt, noisy dog. Some distinguished American authors have used the word, however, including John Steinbeck, John O’Hara, and Sinclair Lewis. Kyoodle entered English in the late 19th century.