- a bag, sack, or similar receptacle, especially one for small articles or quantities: a tobacco pouch.
- a small moneybag.
- a bag for carrying mail.
- a bag or case of leather, used by soldiers to carry ammunition.
- something shaped like or resembling a bag or pocket.
- Chiefly Scot. a pocket in a garment.
- a baggy fold of flesh under the eye.
- Anatomy, Zoology. a baglike or pocketlike part; a sac or cyst, as the sac beneath the bill of pelicans, the saclike dilation of the cheeks of gophers, or the receptacle for the young of marsupials.
- Botany. a baglike cavity.
- to put into or enclose in a pouch, bag, or pocket; pocket.
- to arrange in the form of a pouch.
- (of a fish or bird) to swallow.
- to form a pouch or a cavity resembling a pouch.
Origin of pouch
Examples from the Web for pouch
Stuffed into the pouch on the back of the seat in front of me is the local newspaper.Our Trip to The Climate War's Ground Zero
September 19, 2014
The other daughter had been saved from harm when a notebook with a pouch of pens stopped a bullet.The First Modern School Shooter Feels Responsible for the Rest
May 30, 2014
In that same picture, in a pouch in the back of the front seat, there is a magazine: a copy of Newsweek.The Night Princess Diana Died
August 31, 2013
A $3 pouch of Bugler ends up retailing inside for about $600—a 20,000% markup.With Cigarettes Banned In Most Prisons, Gangs Shift From Drugs To Smokes
June 2, 2013
Due to its shape, the pouch fills up so quickly that patients feel full after eating even the smallest portions of food.Chris Christie’s Weight Loss: The Lap-Band Procedure Explained
May 8, 2013
I have crowns in my pouch, my sweet, and I mean to spend them.
He took a long string from his pouch and fastened one end to an arrow.
Taking up the pouch, she handed it to him, and he clutched it with a strange eagerness.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
And he thrust his hand into his pouch for money to pay his score.
Then he thrust his hand into his pouch and drew thence four golden angels.
- a small flexible baglike containera tobacco pouch
- a saclike structure in any of various animals, such as the abdominal receptacle marsupium in marsupials or the cheek fold in rodents
- anatomy any sac, pocket, or pouchlike cavity or space in an organ or part
- another word for mailbag
- a Scot word for pocket
- (tr) to place in or as if in a pouch
- to arrange or become arranged in a pouchlike form
- (tr) (of certain birds and fishes) to swallow
Word Origin and History for pouch
early 14c., "bag for carrying things," especially (late 14c.) "small bag in which money is carried," from Anglo-French puche, Old North French pouche (13c.), Old French poche "purse, poke," all from a Germanic source (cf. Old English pocca "bag;" see poke (n.1)). Extended to cavities in animal bodies from c.1400.
- A pocketlike space in the body.