paunchy

[ pawn-chee, pahn- ]
/ ˈpɔn tʃi, ˈpɑn- /

adjective, paunch·i·er, paunch·i·est.

having a large and protruding belly; potbellied: a paunchy middle-aged man.

Origin of paunchy

First recorded in 1590–1600; paunch + -y1
Related formspaunch·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 Formspaunchiness, noun
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Medicine definitions for paunchy

paunchy

[ pônchē, pän- ]

adj.

Having a potbelly.

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