2British derogatory A person or organization who is overly willing to obey another.
subordinate, deputy, auxiliary, second, second in command, number two, lieutenant, right-hand man, right-hand woman, wingman, aide, personal assistant, PA, attendant, mate, apprentice, junior
- ‘the council is being made a poodle of central government’
Late 18th century from German Pudel(hund), from Low German pud(d)eln ‘splash in water’ (the poodle being a water-dog).
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