I. noun Etymology: Middle English pouche, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English pocca bag Date: 14th century 1. a small drawstring bag carried on the person 2. a. a bag of small or moderate size for storing or transporting goods; specifically a lockable bag for first-class mail or diplomatic dispatches b. chiefly Scottish pocket c. packet 3. an anatomical structure resembling a pouch • pouched adjective II. verb Date: circa 1566 transitive verb 1. to put or form into or as if into a pouch 2. to transmit by pouch intransitive verb 1. to bulge or stick out or down in a manner suggesting a pouch <
pouching cheeks
2. to transmit mail or dispatches by pouch

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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