pooch

[pooch]

noun Informal.

a dog.

Origin of pooch

First recorded in 1895–1900; origin uncertain
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Contemporary Examples of pooch

Historical Examples of pooch

  • Pooch Donovan's success at Harvard goes hand in hand with that of Haughton.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

  • "It was just as things will come sometimes," Pooch said to me.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

  • Pooch has been a football player himself and the experience has made him a better trainer.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

  • Pooch said little, but kept a close watch on Ver Wiebe for the next two or three days.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

  • To-day we have the spectacle of Pooch Donovan giving the Harvard players water from individual sanitary drinking cups!

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards


British Dictionary definitions for pooch

pooch

noun

a slang word for dog (def. 1)

Word Origin for pooch

of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for pooch
n.

"dog," 1924, American English, of unknown origin.

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