Definitions

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  • v. To coax (a rabbit) from a burrow by poking a stick down the hole and moving it about.
  • v. To poke around a hole with a stick.
  • n. A baby monotreme (echidna or platypus).
  • n. A small mixed breed of dog created by mating a pug and beagle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To stir (the fire).

Etymologies

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The noun echidna sense is derived from the verb: English settlers in Australia would puggle to get rabbits out of holes and sometimes find an echidna. This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

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From a blend of pug and beagle.

Examples

  • How about a puggle, which is part pug, part beagle?

    CNN Transcript Mar 18, 2006

  • Baby echidna is called a "puggle" (puggle-licious!).

    WAVY TV

  • Who needs Omega fats and deep breathing and flowing linen when you can wear the leggings & ripped t-shirt you slept in while gnawing on fancy beef jerky like a starlet's puggle?

    Suzanne Morrison: For the Exhausted Author, Wellness Is on the T.V.

  • Regarding the Journal's article on seat belts for Fido, with what looks like a puggle belted in Get in the Car, Fasten Your Seat Belt, That's a Good Boy!

    Forget It! Fido Just Isn't Going to Stay Buckled In a Seat Belt

  • P.S. I haven't had the joy of birthing my own child yet, but I am the mother of a 23 lbs curly-tailed puggle who really enjoyed this sequence as well!

    Kathryn Budig: Mother's Day Yoga Poses: Baby's First Yoga (PHOTOS)

  • Then ask if she's up for some vegetarian Thai, let it slip that you're thinking of getting a puggle, and that should get you sex through April.

    John Bobey: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret's Ex

  • But I took her hand as a little gentleman ought, with a silent bow, as though she hadn't fed me puggle and we'd never played two-backed beastie in our lives.

    Watershed

  • I'd always known that although Susie was a perfect fool for any chap with a big knocker, she was also a woman of character-she managed her slave-whores with a rod of iron, kindly enough but standing no nonsense, and the cool way she'd taken Omohundro's demise, and seen Spring outward bound with a bellyful of puggle just because he was in the way, showed that she could be even harder than I'd have believed.

    Isabelle

  • The more time we spent around her, the more she seemed like a yapping, eager-to-please puggle.

    Paradise Lost

  • He ends up meeting Sidney Jason Segel, a womanizer who hates relationships, loves Rush, and refuses to clean up after his puggle.

    Review: ‘I Love You, Man’ | We Are Movie Geeks

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  • A search engine designed for ex-boxers who keep toy dogs.

    February 20, 2009

  • Young of the echidna or spiny anteater.

    October 9, 2008

  • Scots - to tire. "I'm fair puggled, let's goo."

    December 5, 2007

  • 1. The puggle — the result of a one-night stand between a beagle and a pug — has families cooing and cuddling all over New York. Even tough-guy "Soprano" James Gandolfini recently bought one of the black-nosed rascals.

    —Raakhee Mirchandani, "Puggle power pooch," New York Post, November 3, 2005.

    2. to clear out or stir up by poking.

    October 24, 2007

  • My recollection is that the OED defines it as "to poke or ream"

    April 29, 2007

  • The term for a baby monotreme is "puggle."

    April 17, 2007