couch

[ kouch or for 6, 14, kooch ]
/ kaʊtʃ or for 6, 14, kutʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. cotyloid joint,
  2. cotylosaur,
  3. cotype,
  4. cou-cou,
  5. coucal,
  6. couch grass,
  7. couch potato,
  8. couch roll,
  9. couch-grass,
  10. couch-surf

Idioms

    on the couch, Informal. undergoing psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment.

Origin of couch

1300–50; (noun) Middle English couche < Anglo-French, Old French, derivative of coucher; (v.) Middle English couchen < Anglo-French, Old French coucher, Old French colcher < Latin collocāre to put into place, equivalent to col- col-1 + locāre to put, place; see locate

Related formswell-couched, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for couch

couch

/ (kaʊtʃ) /

noun

verb

Derived Formscoucher, noun

Word Origin for couch

C14: from Old French couche a bed, lair, from coucher to lay down, from Latin collocāre to arrange, from locāre to place; see locate

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