having a large and protruding belly; potbellied: a paunchy middle-aged man.
- paunch·i·ness, noun
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How to use paunchy in a sentence
One of his captors was the paunchy man, and his hands were heavy and his fingers gripped viciously.The Landloper | Holman Day
A paunchy boss with underset jaw and overhanging upper lip was profanely urging his helpers back to their jobs.The Landloper | Holman Day
His pantaloons were short, his figure was paunchy, authoritative and German.
I was ashamed of sponging on paunchy, and could not bring myself to come back to the saloon where he would willingly have fed me.Shandygaff | Christopher Morley
It was by mere exaggeration of certain not uncommon features that the figure of this paunchy dwarf was arrived at.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2) | Georges Perrot
British Dictionary definitions for paunchy
having a protruding belly or abdomen
- paunchiness, noun
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