Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hybrid dog that is a cross between a cocker spaniel and a poodle.

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  • noun A cross between an American cocker spaniel and a miniature poodle.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of cocker (spaniel) + poo(dle).]

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Blend of cocker spaniel and poodle

Examples

  • We had cocker-poodle cross called a cockapoo when I was a kid.

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  • Every Christmas Day before lunch, I chuck on a pair of wellies, call our cockapoo, Sam, and herd the children kicking and screaming and go for a long walk.

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  • A cockapoo is a cross between a cocker spaniel and a poodle.

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  • It turned out that the cockapoo was a female; clearly a case of a gay dog’s essence being trapped in a bitch’s body, I thought.

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  • Along the way, Mr. Modesitt has weathered eight children, a fondness for three-piece suits [which has deteriorated into a love of vests], a brown Labrador, a white cockapoo, an energetic Shih-tzu, two scheming dachshunds, a capricious spaniel, a crazy Saluki-Aussie, and various assorted pet rodents.

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  • He weighed no more than three pounds and had champagne-colored fur; the sign said he was a cockapoo.

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  • My mom and I sat in the adoption center all day playing with two cockapoo puppies and waiting for the person who could give her away to us to come back from running an errand.

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  • Along the way, Mr. Modesitt has weathered eight children, a fondness for three-piece suits [which has deteriorated into a love of vests], a brown Labrador, a white cockapoo, an energetic Shih-tzu, two scheming dachshunds, a capricious spaniel, a crazy Saluki-Aussie, and various assorted pet rodents.

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  • Godzilla; Pim the miniature schnauzer humped his buddy WonTon; Hattie, the cockapoo, sat on her cushion and stared.

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  • I hear my client's cockapoo having a panic attack.

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