from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A dog.
  • intransitive v. To bulge; protrude. Used with out: "a little roll of flab that pooches out above the tight waists of their spandex trunksā€ ( Megan Rosenfeld).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dog
  • n. A dog of mixed breed, a mongrel
  • n. A bulge, an enlarged part
  • n. A distended or swelled condition.
  • v. To distend, to swell or extend beyond normal limits; usually used with out.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. round one's lips as if intending to kiss
  • n. informal terms for dogs


Origin unknown.
Alteration of pouch.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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