- having a pouch, as the pelicans, gophers, and marsupials.
Origin of pouched
- a bag, sack, or similar receptacle, especially one for small articles or quantities: a tobacco pouch.
- a small moneybag.
- a bag for carrying mail.
- a bag or case of leather, used by soldiers to carry ammunition.
- something shaped like or resembling a bag or pocket.
- Chiefly Scot. a pocket in a garment.
- a baggy fold of flesh under the eye.
- Anatomy, Zoology. a baglike or pocketlike part; a sac or cyst, as the sac beneath the bill of pelicans, the saclike dilation of the cheeks of gophers, or the receptacle for the young of marsupials.
- Botany. a baglike cavity.
- to put into or enclose in a pouch, bag, or pocket; pocket.
- to arrange in the form of a pouch.
- (of a fish or bird) to swallow.
- to form a pouch or a cavity resembling a pouch.
Origin of pouch
Related Words for pouchedbulge, poke, emerge, loom, protrude, bloat, balloon, rise, enlarge, surge, increase, mount, accumulate, fatten, grow, expand, swell, sag, impend, protuberate
Examples from the Web for pouched
Historical Examples of pouched
He pouched it, and beat the trail, as I said, with Nita and the kiddie.The Heart of Unaga
The pouched animals are not entirely confined to the Australian island.
And for the value of the gowden piece, it shall never be said I pouched her siller.The Pirate
Sir Walter Scott
Thought I heard someone in here, he said around the chew that pouched his cheek.The Sex Life of the Gods
Oken thought them to be related to the marsupials, or pouched animals.
- having a pouch or pouches
- a small flexible baglike containera tobacco pouch
- a saclike structure in any of various animals, such as the abdominal receptacle marsupium in marsupials or the cheek fold in rodents
- anatomy any sac, pocket, or pouchlike cavity or space in an organ or part
- another word for mailbag
- a Scot word for pocket
- (tr) to place in or as if in a pouch
- to arrange or become arranged in a pouchlike form
- (tr) (of certain birds and fishes) to swallow
Word Origin for pouch
early 14c., "bag for carrying things," especially (late 14c.) "small bag in which money is carried," from Anglo-French puche, Old North French pouche (13c.), Old French poche "purse, poke," all from a Germanic source (cf. Old English pocca "bag;" see poke (n.1)). Extended to cavities in animal bodies from c.1400.
- A pocketlike space in the body.