pouch

[pouch]
noun
1.
a bag, sack, or similar receptacle, especially one for small articles or quantities: a tobacco pouch.
2.
a small moneybag.
3.
a bag for carrying mail.
4.
a bag or case of leather, used by soldiers to carry ammunition.
5.
something shaped like or resembling a bag or pocket.
6.
Chiefly Scot. a pocket in a garment.
7.
a baggy fold of flesh under the eye.
8.
Anatomy, Zoology. a baglike or pocketlike part; a sac or cyst, as the sac beneath the bill of pelicans, the saclike dilation of the cheeks of gophers, or the receptacle for the young of marsupials.
9.
Botany. a baglike cavity.
verb (used with object)
10.
to put into or enclose in a pouch, bag, or pocket; pocket.
11.
to arrange in the form of a pouch.
12.
(of a fish or bird) to swallow.
verb (used without object)
13.
to form a pouch or a cavity resembling a pouch.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English pouche < Anglo-French, variant of Old French poche; also poke, poque bag. See poke2

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pouch (paʊtʃ)
 
n
1.  a small flexible baglike container: a tobacco pouch
2.  a saclike structure in any of various animals, such as the abdominal receptacle marsupium in marsupials or the cheek fold in rodents
3.  anatomy any sac, pocket, or pouchlike cavity or space in an organ or part
4.  another word for mailbag
5.  a Scot word for pocket
 
vb
6.  (tr) to place in or as if in a pouch
7.  to arrange or become arranged in a pouchlike form
8.  (tr) (of certain birds and fishes) to swallow
 
[C14: from Old Norman French pouche, from Old French poche bag; see poke²]
 
'pouchy
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

pouch
late 14c., "small bag in which money is carried," from Anglo-Fr. puche, O.N.Fr. pouche (13c.), O.Fr. poche, from a Gmc. source (cf. O.E. pocca "bag;" see poke (n.1)). Extended to cavities in animal bodies from mid-15c.
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Medical Dictionary

pouch (pouch)
n.
A pocketlike space in the body.

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Example sentences
Instead of buying a purpose made camera bag, you can get a small padded pouch
  to protect it and sling it into a regular bag.
From time to time he pauses to hone his curved steel blade on the stone he
  keeps in a belt pouch.
After another hour, once that day's sludge has been processed, the amalgam
  fills half the plastic pouch.
His solution was to create a pseudo-espresso of sorts by adding significantly
  less hot water to the pouch than was directed.
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