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nounslang, services' slang
Behaviour characteristic of a poodle-faker; sycophancy.
Designating, relating to, or characteristic of a poodle-faker; sycophantic; effeminate.
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.
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