From Middle French, from Old French pochete (“small purse, small bag”), diminutive (with suffix + -ete) of puche (“purse, bag”), from Frankish *pokka, *pukka (“pouch, bag”), from Proto-Germanic *puk-, *pūka- (“bag, pouch”), from Proto-Indo-European *buk-, *bu-, *beu- (“to blow, swell”). Reinforced by Old Norse puki, poki (“bag, pocket”), from Old Northern French. Cognate with Middle Dutch poke, Alemannic German Pfoch (“purse, bag”), Old English pocca, pohha (“poke, pouch, pocket, bag”). Compare English pocket, derived from an Anglo-Norman/Old Northern French variant.
pochette f (plural pochettes)