paunch

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noun \ˈpȯnch, ˈpänch\

Definition of paunch

  1. 1a :  the belly and its contentsb :  potbelly

  2. 2 :  rumen

Examples of paunch in a sentence

  1. He sat with his hands folded over his paunch.

  2. He used to be very thin but now he has a slight paunch.

Origin and Etymology of paunch

Middle English, from Anglo-French *panche, pance, from Latin pantic-, pantex


First Known Use: 14th century


PAUNCH Defined for English Language Learners

paunch

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noun \ˈpȯnch, ˈpänch\

Definition of paunch for English Language Learners

  • : a belly that sticks out especially on a man : a fat stomach


Medical Dictionary

paunch

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noun \ˈpȯnch, ˈpänch\

Medical Definition of paunch

  1. :  rumen



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