pooch

verb
\ ˈpüch How to pronounce pooch (audio) \
pooched; pooching; pooches

Definition of pooch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly dialectal
: bulge

pooch

noun

Definition of pooch (Entry 2 of 2)

: dog

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Examples of pooch in a Sentence

Verb

his lower lip pooched out in disappointment

Noun

What a cute little pooch! walking down the street with several pooches on leashes
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Bring your own pup, catch the dog parade, and wander through the Highland Park area to find pet vendors with specialty items for your pooch. Birmingham Magazine, AL.com, "Living: the results of 2018 Best of Birmingham Family & Kids," 1 June 2017 Joe Biden the dog was also there with his human, Sydney—who did indeed name her pooch after her favorite politician. Diana Bruk, Marie Claire, "Joe Biden the Human Met Joe Biden the Golden Retriever and the Pictures Are Almost Too Good to Be True," 22 Mar. 2017 There are currently only a handful of filters available for pooches, which can be seen in the promotional video above. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Snapchat goes full circle, adds lenses for dogs," 26 Dec. 2018 How about having a pooch who knows how to sniff out human remains? Steve Annear, BostonGlobe.com, "Ever wanted to own a State Police K-9? These two need good homes," 11 July 2018 According to The Associated Press, Zsa Zsa, a 9-year-old pooch from Anoka, Minnesota, won the pageant Saturday, beating out more than a dozen less-than-pretty pups for the $1,500 grand prize. Michelle Ewing, ajc, "World's Ugliest Dog Contest: Zsa Zsa the English bulldog slurps up 2018 title," 24 June 2018 Long shrouded in a gray area of cultural relativism, eating dogs has become a taboo in the country as younger generations gravitate closer to the Western belief that a pooch is man’s best friend, rather than a tasty delicacy, according to AFP. Fox News, "South Korean court outlaws killing dogs for their meat," 21 June 2018 An unrestrained pooch is a potential safety hazard on the road. Judi Dash, latimes.com, "Fashionable, versatile and safe: what every traveler needs," 26 Mar. 2018 Sensing Meghan was serious about adopting a pooch from A Dog’s Dream Rescue, Doherty invited her to stop by an upcoming adoption event her organization was having at a local pet store. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Palace Life and Car Rides with the Queen — Meghan Markle's Rescue Dog Is Living His Own Fairy Tale," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of pooch

Verb

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pooch

Verb

alteration of pouch entry 1

Noun

origin unknown

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Dictionary Entries near pooch

ponzu

poo

-poo

pooch

pood

poodle

poodle dog

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The first known use of pooch was in 1908

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pooch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pooch

informal : a dog

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