- having a large and protruding belly; potbellied: a paunchy middle-aged man.
Origin of paunchy
Related Words for paunchycorpulent, bulky, obese, inflated, bulging, hefty, large, chunky, big, heavy, meaty, plump, gross, bull, solid, broad, lard, roly-poly, bovine, blimp
Examples from the Web for paunchy
Historical Examples of paunchy
Should a paunchy waddler of this sort wreck at once his pride and his car?An Idyll of All Fools' Day
Josephine Daskam Bacon
"Most unfortunate," sighed heavy-set, paunchy Martin Gest, gnawing his lip.Mask of Death
McKee was bald, paunchy, middle-aged, his face loose from easy living.Before Egypt
E. K. Jarvis
His face was rather fat and roundish; his build powerful but paunchy.Here and Hereafter
"How are you, Paunchy Pilate," said I, gettin' off a joak at his expense.
- having a protruding belly or abdomen
Word Origin and History for paunchy
- Having a potbelly.