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pouch

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noun \ˈpau̇ch\

Simple Definition of pouch

  • : a small bag

  • : a bag often with a lock that is used to carry letters or important papers

  • : a pocket of skin on the stomachs of some female animals (such as kangaroos and koalas) that is used to carry young

Full Definition of pouch

  1. 1 :  a small drawstring bag carried on the person

  2. 2 a :  a bag of small or moderate size for storing or transporting goods; specifically :  a lockable bag for first-class mail or diplomatic dispatches b chiefly Scottish :  pocket c :  packet

  3. 3 :  an anatomical structure resembling a pouch

pouched play \ˈpau̇cht\ adjective

Examples of pouch

  1. He carried his money in a small leather pouch in his pocket.

  2. <we sealed the catnip in a cloth pouch and tossed it to the cat>



Origin of pouch

Middle English pouche, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English pocca bag


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with pouch


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pouch

verb

Definition of pouch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put or form into or as if into a pouch

  3. 2 :  to transmit by pouch

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to bulge in a manner suggesting a pouch <pouching cheeks>

  6. 2 :  to transmit mail or dispatches by pouch



Examples of pouch

  1. <as he grew older, the skin on his neck pouched>



Circa 1566

First Known Use of pouch

circa 1566


POUCH Defined for Kids

pouch

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noun \ˈpau̇ch\

Definition of pouch

  1. 1 :  a small bag that can be closed (as with a string)

  2. 2 :  a bag for carrying goods or valuables <a mail pouch>

  3. 3 :  a pocket of folded skin especially for carrying the young (as on the abdomen of a kangaroo) or for carrying food (as in the cheek of a hamster)

  4. 4 :  a structure of the body in the form of a bag




Medical Dictionary

pouch

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noun \ˈpau̇ch\

Medical Definition of pouch

  1. :  an anatomical structure resembling a bag or pocket <a blind gastric pouch filled with bile and gastric juice—Journal of the American Medical Association>





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