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Etymology 1Edit

Of uncertain origin. One (unsubstantiated) conjecture is that the word comes from Putzi, a common German name given to lapdogs.[1] The name Putzi is possibly formed from German Putz + -i, influenced by German putzig (funny, cute, small, adjective).

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  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːtʃ

NounEdit

pooch (plural pooches)

  1. (slang) A dog.
  2. A dog of mixed breed; a mongrel.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eric Partridge (2003), Paul Beale, editor, Shorter Slang Dictionary, Routledge, →ISBN

Etymology 2Edit

Probably related to pouch.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pooch (plural pooches)

  1. A bulge, an enlarged part
    There's a pooch in the plastic where it got too hot.
  2. A distended or swelled condition.
    Her left sleeve has more pooch at the shoulder than the right.
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VerbEdit

pooch (third-person singular simple present pooches, present participle pooching, simple past and past participle pooched)

  1. To distend, to swell or extend beyond normal limits; usually used with out.
    Inflate that tire too much and the tube may pooch out of the cut in the sidewall.
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