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watch pocket

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noun
  1. a small pocket in a garment, as in a vest or trousers, for holding a pocket watch, change, etc.Compare fob1(def 1).
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Origin of watch pocket

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for watch pocket

Historical Examples

  • Then he fumbled at his watch-pocket, and pulled out a paper.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • There's something in this room, in Miss Parker's watch-pocket, goes tick—tick.

    Little Prudy

    Sophie May

  • What made my little puss think of making me a watch-pocket, eh?

    Jessie Carlton

    Francis Forrester

  • Rosewarne showed where it lay, close at hand in his watch-pocket.

    Shining Ferry

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • He paused, characteristically thrusting two fingers into his watch-pocket.