ETYM French poche a pocket, pouch, bag; probably of Teutonic origin. Related to Poke a bag, and cf. Poach to cook eggs, to plunder.
(Irregular plural: pouches).
1. A saclike structure in any of various animals; SYN. pocket.
2. An enclosed space; SYN. sac, sack, pocket.
3. Small or medium-sized baglike container for holding or carrying things.