He keeps his gloves in his coat pocket.
She was standing there with her hands in her pockets.
I have a hole in my pocket.
Her pocket was full of change.
There are pockets on the back of each car seat.
a zippered pocket on the front of a suitcase Verb
The chairman was fired for pocketing funds.
The saleswoman had overcharged them and pocketed the difference.
a professional golfer who pocketed more than four million dollars in winnings
I had to pocket my pride and ask for some help. Adjective
his pocket involvement in the company was minimal See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Sweatshirt pockets now count as bags and are subject to the size limit.—Hayley Tillett, The New Yorker, 24 Sep. 2023 This one-and-done set includes an oversized hoodie sweatshirt with a kangaroo pocket as well as jogger sweatpants with a drawstring waist.—Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 23 Sep. 2023 The charging case is small enough to slip into the change pocket of your jeans.—Nick Guy, wsj.com, 22 Sep. 2023 There’s a six-bottle backpack, a six-bottle tote and a four-bottle carrier, all of which have extra pockets to accommodate laptops and other items.—Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2023 This allows for the chocolate to meld into the muffin better than chips, while also keeping some soft, melty chocolate pockets.—America's Test Kitchen, Chicago Tribune, 20 Sep. 2023 At the same time, an approaching shortwave, or high-altitude pocket of cold air, low pressure and spin nestled within a weak dip in the jet stream, will swing out of the northwest and slip over the surface low.—Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 When kept clean in the pocket, rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud looks like the real deal, making some impressive throws over the middle to finish with 384 yards and 2 TDs.—C.j. Doon, Baltimore Sun, 19 Sep. 2023 The pocket can’t collapse, but people have to get open.—Nick Alvarez | Nalvarez@al.com, al, 13 Sep. 2023
The existence of a bullet — one found behind Jackie Kennedy and pocketed by Landis before being placed on Kennedy's hospital gurney — would also raise another possibility debated in conspiracy circles for decades: the potential of a second shooter.—Liz McNeil, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 Beyond that threshold, creators can expect to pocket up to 80% of their earnings.—Kylie Robison, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2023 The Hawkeyes scored 24 in its win over Utah State.
$1.95 million: Payday pocketed by UMass for playing Auburn.—Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 The complaint is one of several Covid-19 fraud cases detailed on Wednesday by the Justice Department, which has been cracking down on businesses and individuals who inappropriately pocketed federal relief aid.—Madeleine Ngo, New York Times, 23 Aug. 2023 Hers is an imagination always on the lookout for an eccentric thought, or a novelty to be pocketed away for later use.—Neil McRobert, ELLE, 12 Aug. 2023 Instead of passing on the subsidies to the tenants, 10X Wellington Club pocketed the public money provided by the county and claimed subsidies for vacant properties in the building as well.—Josh Gabert-Doyon, The New Republic, 29 Aug. 2023 Stores buy bags for about 5 cents each, and sell them for at least double that, pocketing the profits.—Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 Water resistant Pros Ultralight Breathable Wind and water resistant
Not effective against harsh weather
No hip pockets
This windbreaker is the best lightweight hiking jacket and a great choice for an emergency hiking shell, or a solution for trail runners looking for the lightest option.—Lindsey Lapointe, Field & Stream, 3 Aug. 2023
The Vault by Vans x Nicole McLaughlin Collection includes special-edition versions of the iconic Vans Slip-On VP VR3 LX with adaptations—think canvas pockets and easy-carry heel straps—inspired by a classic multi-pocket garden tote and workwear bucket bag often used on construction job sites.—Hollyanna McCollom, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Mar. 2023 No multi-pocket backpacks or bags.—Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune, 11 July 2022 The anti-pocket prejudice in women’s clothing runs deep.—Amanda Foreman, WSJ, 29 Sep. 2022 On its e-commerce site this June, Banana Republic launched the BR Vintage collection: 225 items from the company’s safari-style past, including khaki shirts, lengthy suede jackets and multi-pocket photojournalist vests.—Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2021 My favorite and most-used is the Patagonia Baggies Brimmer ($50), which looks like a safari hat and should probably be matched with one of those tan, multi-pocket vests.—Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, 1 June 2021 The women’s ready-to-wear blends utilitarian and sporty aesthetics, with multi-pocket skirts, gym sets and transformable jackets all dripping in the new logo.—Isabel Lord, Forbes, 13 May 2021 See More
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Middle English poket, from Anglo-French poket, pochete, diminutive of poke, pouche bag — more at pouch