Paunch Definition

pônch, pänch
noun
The abdomen, or belly; esp., a large, protruding belly; potbelly.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

The first stomach of a ruminant, the rumen.

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(nautical) A paunch mat.
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The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper.

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verb

To remove the internal organs of a ruminant, such as a hare or rabbit prior to eating.

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Other Word Forms of Paunch

Noun

Singular:
paunch
Plural:
paunches

Origin of Paunch

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English paunche from Old French panche from Latin pantex

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

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