pouch
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /paʊt͡ʃ/
Noun

pouch (plural pouches)

  1. A small bag usually closed with a drawstring.
  2. A pocket in which a marsupial carries its young.
    Synonyms: marsupium
  3. Any pocket or bag-shaped object, such as a cheek pouch.
  4. (slang, dated, derogatory) A protuberant belly; a paunch.
  5. A cyst or sac containing fluid.
  6. (botany) A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse.
  7. A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain etc. from shifting.
Translations Translations Verb

pouch (pouches, present participle pouching; past and past participle pouched)

  1. (transitive) To enclose within a pouch.
    The beggar pouched the coin.
  2. (transitive) To transport within a pouch, especially a diplomatic pouch.
    We pouched the encryption device to our embassy in Beijing.
  3. (of fowls and fish) To swallow.
  4. (obsolete) To pout.
  5. (obsolete) To pocket; to put up with.



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