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pouched

[poucht]
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adjective
  1. having a pouch, as the pelicans, gophers, and marsupials.
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Origin of pouched

First recorded in 1815–25; pouch + -ed3
Related formsun·pouched, adjective

pouch

[pouch]
noun
  1. a bag, sack, or similar receptacle, especially one for small articles or quantities: a tobacco pouch.
  2. a small moneybag.
  3. a bag for carrying mail.
  4. a bag or case of leather, used by soldiers to carry ammunition.
  5. something shaped like or resembling a bag or pocket.
  6. Chiefly Scot. a pocket in a garment.
  7. a baggy fold of flesh under the eye.
  8. 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.
  9. Botany. a baglike cavity.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to put into or enclose in a pouch, bag, or pocket; pocket.
  2. to arrange in the form of a pouch.
  3. (of a fish or bird) to swallow.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to form a pouch or a cavity resembling a pouch.
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Origin of pouch

1350–1400; Middle English pouche < Anglo-French, variant of Old French poche; also poke, poque bag. See poke2
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Examples from the Web for pouched

Historical Examples

  • He pouched it, and beat the trail, as I said, with Nita and the kiddie.

    The Heart of Unaga

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • 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.

  • Oken thought them to be related to the marsupials, or pouched animals.


British Dictionary definitions for pouched

pouched

adjective
  1. having a pouch or pouches
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pouch

noun
  1. a small flexible baglike containera tobacco pouch
  2. a saclike structure in any of various animals, such as the abdominal receptacle marsupium in marsupials or the cheek fold in rodents
  3. anatomy any sac, pocket, or pouchlike cavity or space in an organ or part
  4. another word for mailbag
  5. a Scot word for pocket
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verb
  1. (tr) to place in or as if in a pouch
  2. to arrange or become arranged in a pouchlike form
  3. (tr) (of certain birds and fishes) to swallow
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Derived Formspouchy, adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Old Norman French pouche, from Old French poche bag; see poke ²
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Word Origin and History for pouched

pouch

n.

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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pouched in Medicine

pouch

(pouch)
n.
  1. A pocketlike space in the body.
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