- (informal, hypocoristic) A dog; a pooch.
- 2007, Patt Mihailoff, Baby Papers (page 66) “That's not a good name for a poochie as cute as you,” she said snuggling the dog to her. “It is when you get to know him,” Julian said eyeing the traitorous hound.
- 2009, Megan McMorris, Woman's Best Friend (page 147) A doggie diner, a poochie playdate, a puppy kindergarten. No matter, you will not be embarrassed. Surely people have always loved their dogs this much, that is what I tell myself, and you will too.