paunch

[ pawnch, pahnch ]
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noun
  1. a large and protruding belly; potbelly.

  2. the belly or abdomen.

  1. the rumen.

Origin of paunch

1
1325–75; Middle English paunche<Anglo-French, for Middle French pance<Latin panticēs (plural) bowels

Other words from paunch

  • paunched, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for paunch

paunch

/ (pɔːntʃ) /


noun
  1. the belly or abdomen, esp when protruding

  2. another name for rumen

  1. nautical a thick mat that prevents chafing

verb(tr)
  1. to stab in the stomach; disembowel

Origin of paunch

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C14: from Anglo-Norman paunche, from Old French pance, from Latin panticēs (pl) bowels

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