[ pok-i-ting ]


  1. any of various fabrics for making the insides of pockets.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pocketing1

First recorded in 1605–15; pocket + -ing 1

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Example Sentences

A Manhattan federal jury found Avenatti guilty of single counts of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft related to his pocketing nearly $300,000 of Daniels’ advance for her memoir, Full Disclosure.

When we have to pay so much for basic goods and services, someone at the top is pocketing the profits.

My agent at the time was hip-pocketing me, to test me out to see if there were any responses.

Others are essentially pocketing the cash, stowing it in rainy-day funds or using it to cope with higher spending requirements.

Her cut was $100 an hour, half of what the women, who accused her of pocketing money, were charging customers.

We're used to thinking of Italy as a First World country, which we can visit without much worse risk than a pick-pocketing.

I might have been an accomplished orator by this time, capable of drawing crowds and pocketing a thousand a month, or so.

After pocketing gifts of money and various other things, the false pilgrim pursues his way, still accompanied by Nikita.

Slipping a small gun into his waistband holster and pocketing the money he went out.

A brief parley ensued, which ended in Mrs. Miggs pocketing the money and inviting Mr. Hawker to enter.

His genius lay in ensnaring parents and guardians and pocketing premiums.