\ˈpüch \
pooched; pooching; pooches

Definition of pooch 

(Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly dialectal

: bulge



Definition of pooch (Entry 2 of 2)

: dog

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Examples of pooch in a Sentence


his lower lip pooched out in disappointment


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

The 14-year-old pooch was put down after suffering a bout of damnable cancer, The Washington Post reported then. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Queen Elizabeth banned her beloved corgis from the bedroom because they snored, doc claims," 22 Aug. 2018 Along with a some pretty intense scenes, the trailer also shows a few of those fun moments, including the pooch snagging an entire steak from a family's barbecue. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "The 'A Dog's Way Home' Trailer Will Make You Ugly Cry," 16 Oct. 2018 But the appeal of a heroic pooch is, of course, eternal. Jake Coyle, chicagotribune.com, "In reboot for Netflix, 'Benji' is still a good boy," 14 Mar. 2018 When not in use by your pooch, the Saguaro also makes for a handsome area rug or throw. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Stylish Pet Furniture Picks," 22 Jan. 2018 Hound Ground Dog Park: Open every day but Wednesday, this expansive playground for pooches is a hot spot on evenings and weekends. A.d. Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Winter Springs/Tuscawilla Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 But the same chain in Jekyll Island wasn’t so much into price gouging, and the Brunswick-area eateries and beaches seem way more accommodating to pooches. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Another handicapping lesson from Rob Henie," 1 July 2018 The day featured live music by Jim Ferguson, and a Dog Day Costume Parade that brought out numerous local pooches. Melanie Savage, Courant Community, "Lebanon Farmers Market In Full Swing," 11 July 2018 There’s an award presented each month to one special pooch. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "It's Always Take Your Dog to Work Day at These 10 Companies," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of pooch


circa 1923, in the meaning defined above


1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pooch


alteration of pouch entry 1


origin unknown

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poodle dog

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English Language Learners Definition of pooch

: a dog

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