pouch´like´

pouch´like´
pouch «powch», noun, verb.
–n.
1. a bag; sack: »

a mailman's pouch, a pouch of tobacco.

2. a small bag to hold money: »

a poor devil without penny in pouch (Washington Irving).

3. a bag for carrying documents: »

a diplomat's pouch.

4. a fold of skin that is like a bag: »

A kangaroo carries its young in a pouch. Chipmunks carry food in their cheek pouches. The old man had pouches under the eyes.

5. a) a baglike cavity or cyst in a plant; silicle. b) any pocketlike space in the body: »

the pharyngeal pouch, ileocecal pouch.

6. Especially Scottish. a pocket in a garment.
–v.t.
1. to put into a pouch or pocket; pocket.
2. (of a fish or bird) to swallow.
3. to submit to without protest: »

I will pouch up no such affront (Scott).

4. Informal. to provide with money; give a present of money to: »

Coningsby…had been pouched in a manner worthy of a Marquess (Benjamin Disraeli).

–v.i.
to form a pouch or pouchlike cavity.
[< Old North French pouche, Old French poche < a Germanic word. See related etym. at poke2. (Cf.poke)]
pouch´like´, adjective.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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