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Definition of pouch noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a small bag, usually made of leather, and often carried in a pocket or attached to a belt a tobacco pouch She kept her money in a pouch around her neck.
  2. 2a large bag for carrying letters, especially official ones see also diplomatic pouch
  3. 3a pocket of skin on the stomach of some female marsupial animals, such as kangaroos, in which they carry their young
  4. 4a pocket of skin in the cheeks of some animals, such as hamsters, in which they store food
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