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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Puddle \Pud"dle\, n. [OE. podel; cf. LG. pudel, Ir. & Gael. plod pool.] 1. A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked, when wet, to render it impervious to water. [1913 Webster] Puddle poet, a low or worthless poet. [R.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster]