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watch pocket

a small pocket in a garment, as in a vest or trousers, for holding a pocket watch, change, etc.
Compare fob1 (def 1).
Origin of watch pocket
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Historical Examples
  • "Of course it hurts me a bit here," said he, laying his hand on his watch-pocket.

  • There's something in this room, in Miss Parker's watch-pocket, goes tick—tick.

    Little Prudy Sophie May
  • He had come upon it in a last desperate dive into his watch-pocket, in which he never by any chance kept anything.

    A Duet Arthur Conan Doyle
  • What made my little puss think of making me a watch-pocket, eh?

    Jessie Carlton Francis Forrester
  • So diminutive is he that you could put him in your watch-pocket, were you so minded, without fear of damaging his plumage.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • Rosewarne showed where it lay, close at hand in his watch-pocket.

    Shining Ferry Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The slippers I made him are under his chair, and now my watch-pocket hangs over his bedstead.

    Jessie Carlton Francis Forrester
  • Then he fumbled at his watch-pocket, and pulled out a paper.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • Even the shirt "tab" bore no initials; the watch-pocket of the trousers bore no name.

    To The Front Charles King
  • He paused, characteristically thrusting two fingers into his watch-pocket.

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