Simple Definition of paunch
: a belly that sticks out especially on a man : a fat stomach
Examples of paunch in a sentence
He sat with his hands folded over his paunch.
He used to be very thin but now he has a slight paunch.
Origin of paunch
Middle English, from Anglo-French *panche, pance, from Latin pantic-, pantex
First Known Use: 14th century
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