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pocket

[ pok-it ]
/ ˈpɒk ɪt /
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noun
adjective
small enough or suitable for carrying in the pocket: a pocket watch.
relatively small; smaller than usual: a pocket war; a pocket country.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of pocket

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English poket, from Old North French (Picard ) poquet (Old French pochet, pochette ), diminutive of poque, from Middle Dutch poke “bag, pocket”; see poke2, -et

OTHER WORDS FROM pocket

pock·et·less, adjectivepock·et·like, adjectiveun·pock·et, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for pocket

pocket
/ (ˈpɒkɪt) /

noun
verb -ets, -eting or -eted (tr)

Derived forms of pocket

pocketable, adjectivepocketless, adjective

Word Origin for pocket

C15: from Anglo-Norman poket a little bag, from poque bag, from Middle Dutch poke poke ², bag; related to French poche pocket
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Medical definitions for pocket

pocket
[ pŏkĭt ]

n.
In anatomy, a cul-de-sac or pouchlike cavity.
A diseased space between the inflamed gum and the surface of a tooth.
A collection of pus in a nearly closed sac.
v.
To enclose within a confined space.
To approach the surface at a localized spot, as with the thinned-out wall of an abscess which is about to rupture.
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