Definition of pouch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//paʊtʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//paʊtʃ//
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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 See related entries: Parts of animals
  4. 4a pocket of skin in the cheeks of some animals, such as hamsters, in which they store food See related entries: Parts of animals
  5. Word OriginMiddle English (as a noun): from Old Northern French pouche, variant of Old French poche ‘bag’.
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