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1    a breed of dog, with varieties of different sizes, having curly hair, which is generally clipped from ribs to tail: originally bred to hunt waterfowl  
2    a person who is servile; lackey  
     (C19: from German Pudel, short for Pudelhund, from pudeln to splash + Hund dog; the dogs were formerly trained as water dogs; see puddle, hound1)  

Slang, old-fashioned   a young man or newly commissioned officer who makes a point of socializing with women; ladies' man  
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Poole, pood, pool, pole

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