- 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 pouching
"I'm no fool, I guess," mumbled Boltwood, pouching the gold piece.Owen Clancy's Happy Trail
Burt L. Standish
When the turkey was relieved from his pouching and sent to bed, Pierre Grignon took his violin.Lazarre
Mary Hartwell Catherwood
The pouching clerk takes the packages of letters, reads the labels thereon, and throws them into the proper sack.
Innominate aneurysm may be of the fusiform or of the sacculated variety, and is frequently associated with pouching of the aorta.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
I hit the cock and one o' the hens down wi' the barrel o' my gun, and just as I were pouching'em, up come the keeper.Three Courses and a Dessert
- 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 and History for pouching
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.