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watch pocket

watch pock·et
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woch pok-it]
    • /wɒtʃ ˈpɒk ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woch pok-it]
    • /wɒtʃ ˈpɒk ɪt/

Definitions of watch pocket words

  • noun watch pocket a small pocket in a garment, as in a vest or trousers, for holding a pocket watch, change, etc. Compare fob1 (def 1). 1
  • noun watch pocket small pocket in clothing for a watch 1
  • noun watch pocket a pocket, esp in a waistcoat, for keeping a pocket watch in 0
  • noun watch pocket a small pocket, usually in a vest or trousers, for carrying a watch 0

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Origin of watch pocket

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40

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Parts of speech for Watch pocket

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

watch pocket popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

watch pocket usage trend in Literature

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