American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A dog.
- v. To bulge; protrude. Used with out: "a little roll of flab that pooches out above the tight waists of their spandex trunks” ( Megan Rosenfeld).
- n. slang 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.
- 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)
“Hum Sage, do you think your pooch is a yo-yo dieter?”
“The conceit of Bolt! is that the title pooch (voiced by John Travolta ... what better casting for a movie about fantasies of omnipotence than an actual Scientologist?) has been genetically altered to have super-powers (super-speed, super-strength, and a super-bark capable of unleashing a sonic boom) as he assists "his person," a girl named Penny (voiced by Disney's current uber-darling Miley Cyrus) in her battle against "The Green Eyed Man" (the envy of the rest of humanity, perhaps?) to recapture her father, who has been kidnapped to reveal the secrets of whatever it is he does to create super-pooches.”
“I never conjure up an image of a black Labrador, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, German Shorthair, or Weimaraner when the word "pooch" is spoken!”
“The mental image I get when the word "pooch" is heard is a furry, nappy, little mutt (or thoroughbred for that matter) or facimilie thereof.”
“Although my pooch is only 5 months I would like to work on calling a command once as well as hammering in the obedience.”
“An elderly Oklahoma man landed himself in jail after using bolt cutters to break his prized pooch from the pound.”
“Well, if Coakley loses in Mass next week, then the pooch is screwed.”
“The pooch is a walking visual entertainment field.”
“Mr. Wurster has screwed the pooch from the beginning on this recall ....”
“Top dog winner: This primo pooch is the pick of the litter”
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