- 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
Examples from the Web for pouches
Contemporary Examples of pouches
Even when caught with 100 pouches of tobacco the infractions are minor.
Once the tobacco is on the compound, the pouches wholesale for 50 books of stamps, or $300 each.
“The kitchen warehouse clerk was paid $1,000 for every 100 pouches to receive and store the tobacco,” the prisoner says.
Historical Examples of pouches
Pouches and sacks are also hung in racks to be distributed into.
Here the man who was to relieve him refused to take the pouches.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
Stepping back, her hands now reached for one of the pouches at her belt.Storm Over Warlock
Into each of these pouches there is an entrance from the lower side of the leaf.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7
Charles H. Sylvester
But the less we think of the strife when we are in the stall, the better for our pouches.The Last Of The Barons, Complete
- 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
Word Origin and History for pouches
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.