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pochette

[poh-shet] /poʊˈʃɛt/
noun
1.
kit2 .
Origin of pochette
1910-1915
1910-15; < French, diminutive of poche pocket
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Examples from the Web for pochette
Historical Examples
  • A kit, or pochette, in the shape of the violin; Italian, about 1600.

  • However, the pochette also was sometimes made in the shape of a fish.

  • Two handkerchiefs of different colors are placed in the pochette on the left side.

    Magic Ellis Stanyon
  • "We ought to make pochette's Crossing by daylight, or a little after—with luck," he said.

    The Range Dwellers

    B. M. Bower
  • We rode and rode, and handed out our experiences to each other, and got to pochette's that night.

    The Range Dwellers

    B. M. Bower
  • Well, then, we got to pochette's—I think I have remarked the fact.

    The Range Dwellers

    B. M. Bower
  • pochette himself looked worried when we trooped in to breakfast.

    The Range Dwellers

    B. M. Bower
  • While we were smoking, over by the fireplace, pochette came sidling up to us.

    The Range Dwellers

    B. M. Bower
  • Frosty yelled to pochette to come and get busy, and went to work on the rig.

    The Range Dwellers

    B. M. Bower
  • pochette helped us like a little man—he had to, or we'd have done him up right there.

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    B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for pochette

pochette

/pəˈʃɛt/
noun
1.
an envelope-shaped handbag used by women and men
Word Origin
C20: from French: little pocket
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Contemporary definitions for pochette
noun

a pocket handbag or wallet; also, a small pocket

Word Origin

French 'diminutive pocket'

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