Origin of paunch
Examples from the Web for paunch
Hart's the good ol' boy type: wife, kids, mistress, no-nonsense demeanor, the beginnings of a paunch.‘True Detective’ Review: You Have to Watch HBO’s Revolutionary Crime Classic|Andrew Romano|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Having yourself immortalized with a paunch indicated you were wealthy/held high office/were involved in derring-do.
In the male hierarchy of overweightness that runs upward from baby fat to morbid obesity, the paunch is the glorious exception.
Once they leave office, the paunch is usually shed quietly á la Bill Clinton.
He has a pudgy face and a paunch that gives him a teddy bear-like quality.
Paunch or tripe is excellent food for dogs, and for a continuance I have found nothing agree so well.The Dog|Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Big Tim looked at the other man and his paunch shook with the merriment that appeared to convulse him.The Vision Spendid|William MacLeod Raine
The paunch is carefully tied up, as the contents are a favorite dish of the Eskimo.The Central Eskimo|Franz Boas
The large man puffs himself out in his warm topcoat, which protuberates sensibly at the paunch.The conquest of Rome|Matilde Serao
But most of these Indians used to boil meat in a kettle made of hide, or the paunch of a buffalo, filled with water.Jack in the Rockies|George Bird Grinnell
British Dictionary definitions for paunch
Word Origin for paunch
Word Origin and History for paunch
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)).