Once they leave office, the paunch is usually shed quietly á la Bill Clinton.
Having yourself immortalized with a paunch indicated you were wealthy/held high office/were involved in derring-do.
Hart's the good ol' boy type: wife, kids, mistress, no-nonsense demeanor, the beginnings of a paunch.
In the male hierarchy of overweightness that runs upward from baby fat to morbid obesity, the paunch is the glorious exception.
He has a pudgy face and a paunch that gives him a teddy bear-like quality.
You puff and blow like a seal when you come upstairs; your paunch rises and falls like a diamond on a woman's forehead!
Would not it be a good thing to make a good clean incision in that paunch.
Take a freshly-killed hare, save the blood, paunch and skin it.
A merchant, like the other merchants, and his paunch is also that of the real merchant.
It seems true that this sailor-man has a paunch like the great water duct of St. Michel.
late 14c. (late 12c. in surnames), from Old French pance (Old North French panche) "belly, stomach," from Latin panticem (nominative pantex) "belly, bowels" (cf. Spanish panza, Italian pancia); possibly related to panus "swelling" (see panic (n.2)).
paunch (pônch, pänch)
The belly, especially a protruding one; a potbelly.