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[pooch] /putʃ/
noun, Informal.
a dog.
Origin of pooch
First recorded in 1895-1900; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • pooch has been a football player himself and the experience has made him a better trainer.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • He gave the wan look roond him, and put his hand in his pooch to feel his money.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • To-day we have the spectacle of pooch Donovan giving the Harvard players water from individual sanitary drinking cups!

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • Jinnet's doon yonder at the Freemason's Bazaar wi' red-hot money in her pooch, and canna get awa' till it's done.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • "pooch pooch" is sometimes used in India, but "koor koor" is a more frequent word to dogs, cats, and domestic pets.

    Beast and Man in India John Lockwood Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for pooch


a slang word for dog (sense 1)
Word Origin
of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pooch

"dog," 1924, American English, of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for pooch



A dog: a card for your pooch

Related Terms

screw the pooch

[1924+; origin obscure]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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