a large and protruding belly; potbelly.
the belly or abdomen.
- paunched, adjective
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How to use paunch in a sentence
Not more than forty, with a clear, pallid skin that had never known the sun, he was paunched and weak-legged.The Jacket (The Star-Rover) | Jack London
He had guessed right, Sergeant Black was an honest sleeper, one of Shakespeare's full-paunched kind.Bulldog Carney | W. A. Fraser
He sat on the chair like a large-paunched gorilla, his round head topping the fatty mound like a coconut.The Three Sapphires | W. A. Fraser
Wemple went down, returning in several minutes with a tidily-paunched, well-built, gray-haired American of fifty.Dutch Courage and Other Stories | Jack London
The elder was a huge man, deep-bearded and heavy-paunched, with a frown on his face and few words to spare.Through Arctic Lapland | Cutcliffe Hyne
British Dictionary definitions for paunch
the belly or abdomen, esp when protruding
another name for rumen
nautical a thick mat that prevents chafing
to stab in the stomach; disembowel
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