poodle-faker
noun /pˈuːdəlˌfeɪkə/
a) A man who seeks out female society, especially for social or professional advancement.
b) A recently commissioned officer.

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  • poodle-faker — n an effete, over refined or offensively genteel young man, specifically a young man in attendance on older ladies. Faker here implies insincerity and poo dle the attitude or appearance of a lap dog. The word appeared in Britain in the second… …   Contemporary slang

  • poodle-faker — /ˈpudəl feɪkə/ (say poohduhl faykuh) noun British Obsolete a young man, especially a young officer, who seeks to impress women; ladies man. –poodle faking, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • poodle — (n.) 1825, from Ger. Pudel, shortened form of Pudelhund water dog, from Low Ger. Pudel puddle (Cf. pudeln to splash ) + Ger. Hund hound. Probably so called because the dog was used to hunt water fowl. Figurative sense of lackey (chiefly British)… …   Etymology dictionary

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