Definition of paunch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pɔːntʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//pɔːntʃ//
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a fat stomach on a man The driver had a paunch hanging over his belt. Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French pa(u)nche, based on Latin pantex, pantic-, usually in the plural in the sense ‘intestines’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: paunch