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pooch

[pooch] /putʃ/
noun, Informal.
1.
a dog.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for pooches

pooch

/puːtʃ/
noun
1.
a slang word for dog (sense 1)
Word Origin
of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for pooches

pooch

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for pooches

pooch

noun

A dog: a card for your pooch

Related Terms

screw the pooch

[1924+; origin obscure]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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