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bay window

noun
1.
an alcove of a room, projecting from an outside wall and having its own windows, especially one having its own foundations.
Compare bow window, oriel.
2.
Informal. a large, protruding belly; paunch.
Origin of bay window
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50
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bay window

noun
1.
a window projecting from the wall of a building and forming an alcove of a room Sometimes shortened to bay See also bow window, oriel window
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bay window

noun phrase

A protuberant stomach; paunch; potbelly: He's lean and mean, no bay window and no patience (1870s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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