Definition of poodle-faking in US English:

poodle-faking

noun

slang, services' slang
  • Behaviour characteristic of a poodle-faker; sycophancy.

adjective

slang
  • Designating, relating to, or characteristic of a poodle-faker; sycophantic; effeminate.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in ‘Ian Hay’ (1876–1952), writer (real name John Hay Beith). From poodle + faking, after poodle-faker<br>1920s. From poodle + fake + -ing, after poodle-faker, poodle-faking.

Pronunciation

poodle-faking

/ˈpuːdlfeɪkɪŋ/