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[pooch] /putʃ/
noun, Informal.
a dog.
Origin of pooch
1895-1900; origin uncertain Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pooch
  • Brush some hair off your own pooch or get it from a local dog groomer.
  • Over the last two years the dean has posted numerous photographs of the sad-eyed, handsome pooch.
  • Any dog owner could tell you that dogs have personalities, and could describe that of their own pooch.
  • New self-sustaining dog houses are perfect for the eco-conscious pooch owner.
  • Every night, the floppy-eared pooch scarfed down her ration in seconds.
  • Because dogs pick up on our emotions, it's important to keep yours in check when dealing with your pooch.
  • See what's a right fit for you and your pooch and family.
  • Each bergamot-scented bottle is engraved with a pint-size pooch leashed by a gal in eggplant-colored cowboy boots.
  • Even if it were possible to create an exact genetic stencil of a lost pooch or kitty, that doesn't mean it's a good idea.
  • Now, in order to live, the ailing pooch will need to receive some expensive surgery.
British Dictionary definitions for pooch


a slang word for dog (sense 1)
Word Origin
of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for pooch

"dog," 1924, American English, of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for pooch

pig sweat

noun phrase
  1. Beer
  2. Inferior whiskey; panther piss (1950+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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