Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

cheek pouch

a sac in the cheek of certain animals, as squirrels, in which food may be carried.
Origin of cheek pouch
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for cheek pouch
Historical Examples
  • We threw them bread and raisins, and the wounded warrior carefully stowed the greater part away in his cheek pouch.

    Beast and Man in India

    John Lockwood Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for cheek pouch

cheek pouch

a membranous pouch inside the mouth of many rodents and some other mammals: used for holding food
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cheek pouch

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cheek

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for cheek pouch