- having a large and protruding belly; potbellied: a paunchy middle-aged man.
Origin of paunchy
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Examples from the Web for paunchy
Should a paunchy waddler of this sort wreck at once his pride and his car?An Idyll of All Fools' Day
Josephine Daskam Bacon
"Most unfortunate," sighed heavy-set, paunchy Martin Gest, gnawing his lip.Mask of Death
McKee was bald, paunchy, middle-aged, his face loose from easy living.Before Egypt
E. K. Jarvis
His face was rather fat and roundish; his build powerful but paunchy.Here and Hereafter
"How are you, Paunchy Pilate," said I, gettin' off a joak at his expense.
- having a protruding belly or abdomen
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Word Origin and History for paunchy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having a potbelly.
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