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.
Recent Examples of paunch from the Web
Though Seal weighed in at a reported 300 pounds or so, Cruise doesn't appear to sport so much as a paunch in the trailer.
Tapper emerged, a man in his mid-60s with white hair, a paunch and a large smartphone clipped to his belt.
And, outside a minor paunch and a rapidly expanding billfold, there's nothing heavy about him.
Pineda, a 6-foot-7 right-hander with loose limbs and an ample paunch, has been a confounding presence in the Yankees’ rotation for the last three seasons.
Kim, whose substantial paunch and perennial stubble lent him an air of cavalier dishevelment, occasionally spoke out against his family’s rule — and spoke favorably of openness and globalism — in interviews with Japanese media.
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Origin and Etymology of paunch
Middle English, from Anglo-French *panche, pance, from Latin pantic-, pantex
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
PAUNCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of paunch for English Language Learners
: a belly that sticks out especially on a man : a fat stomach
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