- pouch [pouch]n.[ME pouche < MFr poche, var. of poque: see POKE2]1. a small bag or sack for carrying something, as in one's pocket [a leather tobacco pouch ]☆ 2. a mailbag; specif., one whose opening can be locked, as for sending diplomatic dispatches3. anything shaped like a pouch4. Scot. a pocket (in clothing)5. Archaic a purse6. Anat. any pouchlike cavity or part7. Zool.a) MARSUPIUM (sense 1)b) a baglike part, as of a pelican's bill or a gopher's cheeks, used to carry foodvt.1. to put in a pouch2. to make into a pouch; make pouchy3. to swallow: said of fish and certain birdsvi.to form a pouch or pouchlike cavity
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.