pooch

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Of uncertain origin.

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pooch (plural pooches)

  1. (slang) A dog
  2. A dog of mixed breed, a mongrel
  3. A bulge, an enlarged part
    "There's a pooch in the plastic where it got too hot."
  4. A distended or swelled condition.
    "Her left sleeve has more pooch at the shoulder than the right."

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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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