adjective (paunchier; -est) Date: 1598 having a potbelly • paunchiness noun

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  • Paunchy — Paunch y, a. Pot bellied. [R.] Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paunchy — 1590s, from PAUNCH (Cf. paunch) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Paunchiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • paunchy — UK [ˈpɔːntʃɪ] / US [ˈpɔntʃɪ] adjective Word forms paunchy : adjective paunchy comparative paunchier superlative paunchiest with a paunch three paunchy middle aged men …   English dictionary

  • paunchy — [[t]pɔ͟ːntʃi[/t]] paunchier, paunchiest ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ A man who is paunchy has a fat stomach. He was a heavy man, paunchy, with a lined, kind face. Syn: pot bellied …   English dictionary

  • paunchy — paunchiness, n. /pawn chee, pahn /, adj., paunchier, paunchiest. having a large and protruding belly; potbellied: a paunchy middle aged man. [1590 1600; PAUNCH + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • paunchy — adjective Having a paunch; having a prominent stomach; potbellied. He exercised every day to avoid becoming paunchy in his old age …   Wiktionary

  • paunchy — paunch|y [ pɔntʃi ] adjective with a paunch: three paunchy middle aged men …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paunchy — paunch ► NOUN ▪ a large or protruding abdomen or stomach. ► VERB ▪ disembowel (an animal). DERIVATIVES paunchy adjective. ORIGIN Old French paunche, from Latin pantex intestines …   English terms dictionary

  • paunchy — Synonyms and related words: adipose, beefy, big bellied, bloated, blowzy, bosomy, brawny, burly, buxom, chubby, chunky, corpulent, distended, dumpy, fat, fattish, fleshy, full, gross, heavyset, hefty, hippy, imposing, lusty, meaty, obese,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • paunchy — paunch·y || pɔːntʃɪ adj. chubby, fleshy, pot bellied …   English contemporary dictionary

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