Paunch meaning

pônch, pänch
The belly, especially a protruding one; a potbelly.
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The abdomen, or belly; esp., a large, protruding belly; potbelly.
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The belly, especially a protruding one; a potbelly.
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The first stomach of a ruminant, the rumen.
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The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper.
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The abdomen or belly of a human or animal, especially a large, protruding one.
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(nautical) A paunch mat.
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To remove the internal organs of a ruminant, such as a hare or rabbit prior to eating.
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Origin of paunch

  • Middle English paunche from Old French panche from Latin pantex

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Early Modern French pance (modern spelling panse), from Latin pantex.

    From Wiktionary