noun \ˈpach\

: 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

:  a small drawstring bag carried on the person
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
:  an anatomical structure resembling a pouch
pouched \ˈpacht\ 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

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Rhymes with POUCH



Definition of POUCH

transitive verb
:  to put or form into or as if into a pouch
:  to transmit by pouch
intransitive verb
:  to bulge in a manner suggesting a pouch <pouching cheeks>
:  to transmit mail or dispatches by pouch

Examples of POUCH

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

First Known Use of POUCH

circa 1566
POUCH Defined for Kids


noun \ˈpach\

Definition of POUCH for Kids

:  a small bag that can be closed (as with a string)
:  a bag for carrying goods or valuables <a mail pouch>
:  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)
:  a structure of the body in the form of a bag
Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈpach\

Medical Definition of POUCH

:  an anatomical structure resembling a bag or pocket <a blind gastric pouch filled with bile and gastric juice—Journal of the American Medical Association>
July 03, 2015
interpellate Hear it
to formally question a public official
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