labonza

n.

"belly," 1943, American English slang, probably from dialectal pronunciation of Italian la pancia "the belly," from Latin pantex (genitive panticis) "belly" (see paunch).


Nearby words

  1. labiovelarize,
  2. labioversion,
  3. labium,
  4. lablab,
  5. labneh,
  6. labor,
  7. labor and socialist international,
  8. labor camp,
  9. labor day,
  10. labor force

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