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pouch

noun \ ˈpau̇ch \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of pouch

1 : a small drawstring bag carried on the person
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 Scotland : pocket
c : packet
3 : an anatomical structure resembling a pouch

pouched

play \ˈpau̇cht\ adjective

Examples of pouch in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of pouch

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


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pouch

verb

Definition of pouch

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

Examples of pouch in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of pouch

circa 1566


POUCH Defined for English Language Learners

pouch

noun

Definition of pouch for English Language Learners

  • : 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


POUCH Defined for Kids

pouch

noun \ ˈpau̇ch \

Definition of pouch for Students

1 : a small bag that can be closed (as with a string)
2 : a bag for carrying goods or valuables
  • a mail pouch
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 : a structure of the body in the form of a bag

Medical Dictionary

pouch

noun \ ˈpau̇ch \

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


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