paunch

  • 1 Paunch — Paunch, n. [OF. panch, pance, F. panse, L. pantex, panticis.] 1. (Anat.) The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See {Rumen}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A paunch mat; called also {panch}. [1913… …

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  • 2 paunch|y — «PN chee, PAHN », adjective, paunch|i|er, paunch|i|est. having a big paunch: »Now, a little paunchier, a little shorter of wind, they are still successful, but in business, not ball handling (Newsweek) …

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  • 3 Paunch — Paunch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paunched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paunching}.] 1. To pierce or rip the belly of; to eviscerate; to disembowel. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To stuff with food. [Obs.] Udall. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 paunch — paunch·i·ness; paunch; …

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  • 5 paunch — pȯnch, pänch n RUMEN * * * (pawnch) rumen …

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  • 6 paunch — [po:ntʃ US po:ntʃ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: panche, from Latin pantex] a man s fat stomach >paunchy adj …

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  • 7 paunch — [ pɔntʃ ] noun count a fat stomach, usually on a man …

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  • 8 paunch — (n.) late 12c., from O.Fr. pance (O.N.Fr. panche) belly, from L. panticem (nom. pantex) belly, bowels (Cf. Sp. panza, It. pancia); possibly related to panus swelling …

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  • 9 paunch — *abdomen, belly, stomach, gut …

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  • 10 paunch — [n] large stomach abdomen, belly, bulge, epigastrium, fat, gut, potbelly*, spare tire*, tummy*; concept 399 Ant. sleekness …

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

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  • 12 paunch — [pônch] n. [ME paunche < MFr panche < L pantex (gen. panticis), belly < IE base * pank , to swell > Russ puk, a bundle] 1. the abdomen, or belly; esp., a large, protruding belly; potbelly 2. RUMEN paunchiness n. paunchy adj …

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  • 13 paunch — [[t]pɔ͟ːntʃ[/t]] paunches N COUNT If a man has a paunch, he has a fat stomach. He finished his dessert and patted his paunch... His once lean figure was developing a paunch. Syn: pot belly …

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  • 14 paunch — UK [pɔːntʃ] / US [pɔntʃ] noun [countable] Word forms paunch : singular paunch plural paunches a fat stomach, usually on a man …

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  • 15 paunch — noun I love everything about him, even his cute little paunch Syn: potbelly, beer belly, beer gut, spare tire, pot …

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  • 16 paunch — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French *panche, pance, from Latin pantic , pantex Date: 14th century 1. a. the belly and its contents b. potbelly 2. rumen …

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  • 17 paunch — see crop …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 18 paunch — paunched, adj. /pawnch, pahnch/, n. 1. a large and protruding belly; potbelly. 2. the belly or abdomen. 3. the rumen. [1325 75; ME paunche < AF, for MF pance < L pantices (pl.) bowels] * * * …

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  • 19 paunch — 1. noun a) The first stomach of ruminant, the rumen. b) The abdomen or belly of a human or animal, especially a large, protruding one. 2. verb To remove the internal organs of a …

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  • 20 paunch — Synonyms and related words: abdomen, abomasum, bay window, beerbelly, belly, bowel, breadbasket, corporation, craw, crop, diaphragm, disembowel, draw, embonpoint, first stomach, gizzard, gullet, gut, honeycomb stomach, kishkes, manyplies, maw,… …

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