Main definitions of pooch in English

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pooch1

noun

informal
  • A dog.

    • ‘Some 15 to 20 dog owners brought their misbehaving pooches along to the shop to find out just where they were going wrong.’
    • ‘If you buy doggy chews for your pooch, you might just buy them a box of chocs (particularly if they agree to roll over and play dead).’
    • ‘The ideal thing for owners who just cant stand another messy bath time session with their pooch, the Washwell dog wash does all the hard work for you.’
    • ‘Lily the mongrel puppy was one of the first pooches to go online to promote a stray dogs website in North Yorkshire.’
    • ‘A whole host of dandy dogs and preened pooches converged on Oulder Hill Community School over the weekend to strut their stuff.’
    • ‘Once you do hire a dog walker, you need to monitor their performance during the first few weeks to determine whether they are the right dog walker for your pooch.’
    • ‘Chances are, your dog walker has a pooch of her or his own.’
    • ‘Dog lovers can enjoy a weekend with their pooches at the Dogs Day Out at Brett Park Drummoyne on Sunday July 31.’
    • ‘Dog owners have their pooches swiped on the street, are belaboured about the face and neck, and the whole incident is captured on video phones for the entertainment of witless youths.’
    • ‘The owner of an animal home had her two puppies stolen and another had a champion pooch pinched when at a dog show.’
    • ‘Owners often complain that when they first try anchoring their dogs, the pooch jumps on them.’
    • ‘The dog show was a real sight to behold with prize pooches from all over the region taking part.’
    • ‘He's done a whole lot of paintings of pooches - yappy dogs, poodles, some mutts and a few bulldogs.’
    • ‘Many dog owners with pedigree pooches want them either trained for special jobs, unique activities such as hunting, show-ring, guard duty or special obedience training.’
    • ‘A family who launched a frantic search to find their missing dog were reunited with the pooch after discovering he had been locked in their own car boot for four days.’
    • ‘Sweet smells drifted through the drizzle from the food hall where local producers had set up stall while welly-wearing visitors headed under canvas to the handiwork in the craft tent and the pampered pooches in the dog tent.’
    • ‘Man's best friend was out in force for national Bring Your Dog To Work Day, and there were plenty of pooches milling around the home's immaculate gardens yesterday.’
    • ‘Anyone having a problem with their own pooch can consult dog whisperer Steve Fryer, who will be available to share his successful training methods.’
    • ‘Dog owners who take their pooches on buses are currently charged different rates - or none - depending on which company they use.’
    • ‘Since they will be on the dog food for a long time it is a great idea to spend time finding the proper dog food for your pooch.’
    hound, canine, mongrel, cur, tyke
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Origin

1920s: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

pooch

/puːtʃ/

Main definitions of pooch in English

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pooch2

verb

US
informal
  • Protrude or cause to protrude.

    no object ‘a dress that made her stomach pooch out even more than usual’
    • ‘Plus, it doesn't matter how slim you are, when you sit down every woman gets a little bit of skin pooching over the top at the side when she wears super low-riders.’
    • ‘Alberto's lips pooched out in a sad, nostalgic smile.’
    • ‘‘Give momma some sugah,’ Penny cooed, pooching her lips out in an odd, grotesque manner.’
    • ‘Hey Steve, what was with Mary Magdalene's pouty lips all pooching out all the time like that?’
    stick out, jut, jut out, poke out, project, stand out, come through, peek, poke, stick up, hang out, loom, loom out, extend, obtrude
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from the noun pouch.

Pronunciation

pooch

/puːtʃ/