paunchy

adjective \ ˈpȯn-chē , ˈpän- \

Definition of paunchy

paunchier; paunchiest
: having a potbelly

paunchiness

noun

Examples of paunchy in a Sentence

  1. not surprisingly, the new Hollywood biopic casts a young, athetically trim actor in the role of the paunchy, balding artist

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First Known Use of paunchy

1598

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