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patch pocket

noun
  1. a pocket formed by sewing a piece of shaped material to the outside of a garment.
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Origin of patch pocket

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for patch pocket

Historical Examples

  • And was the plaid gingham with the patch-pocket now hanging in the wardrobe?

    The Poor Little Rich Girl

    Eleanor Gates

  • She began to walk up and down, one hand in the patch-pocket—to make sure it was really there.

  • Faint with fear, Gwendolyn thrust a trembling hand into the patch-pocket and took hold of the lip-case.


British Dictionary definitions for patch pocket

patch pocket

noun
  1. a pocket on the outside of a garment
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