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paunchy

[ pawn-chee, pahn- ]
/ ˈpɔn tʃi, ˈpɑn- /
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adjective, paunch·i·er, paunch·i·est.
having a large and protruding belly; potbellied: a paunchy middle-aged man.
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Origin of paunchy

First recorded in 1590–1600; paunch + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM paunchy

paunch·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for paunchy

paunchy
/ (ˈpɔːntʃɪ) /

adjective -ier or -iest
having a protruding belly or abdomen

Derived forms of paunchy

paunchiness, noun
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Medical definitions for paunchy

paunchy
[ pônchē, pän- ]

adj.
Having a potbelly.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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