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    Question "pooch"

    What is the meaning of "pooch" in the statement below? I know that "pooch" means a dog, but it does not make sense here. Is it a word for "beer belly"?

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    "We often forget how much posture affects how we look and feel, as well as how it influences how people perceive us. Everyone is afraid of developing a pooch or beer belly but we don't realise the role poor posture can play in that," Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

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    Re: "pooch"

    I think it's a mistake for "paunch", which does indeed mean beer-belly. {Thinks: Sancho Panza wasn't thin either... Hmmm...}

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    Re: "pooch"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I think it's a mistake for "paunch", which does indeed mean beer-belly. {Thinks: Sancho Panza wasn't thin either... Hmmm...}

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    OK. I see it now. Yes, it could be a mistake. The statement was from Yahoo News, which has errors from time to time.

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    #4

    Re: "pooch"

    I'm not a teacher.

    Hi Olympian,

    pooch (v) = to bulge; protrude.

    pooch (n) = alteration of pouch

    pouch (n) = something resembling a bag in shape: one's pouches under one's eyes.

    pooch: Definition from Answers.com

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    Last edited by vil; 23-Aug-2008 at 19:07.

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    Re: "pooch"

    In AmE, "pooch" is another way of describing a paunch or a pouch (or a pouch-y area), usually in reference to the abdominal area. "After I had my baby, it took me almost a year to lose that pregnancy pooch."

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    Re: "pooch"

    You live and learn

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    Re: "pooch"

    Thank you Vil and Ouisch.

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