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pooch

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noun Informal.
  1. a dog.
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Origin of pooch

First recorded in 1895–1900; origin uncertain
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  • Pooch Donovan's success at Harvard goes hand in hand with that of Haughton.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

  • "It was just as things will come sometimes," Pooch said to me.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

  • Pooch has been a football player himself and the experience has made him a better trainer.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

  • Pooch said little, but kept a close watch on Ver Wiebe for the next two or three days.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

  • To-day we have the spectacle of Pooch Donovan giving the Harvard players water from individual sanitary drinking cups!

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards


British Dictionary definitions for pooch

pooch

noun
  1. a slang word for dog (def. 1)
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Word Origin

of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for pooch

n.

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

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