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 (pôn′chē, pän′-)
adj. paunch·i·er, paunch·i·est
Having a potbelly.

paunch′i·ness n.


adj, -ier or -iest
having a protruding belly or abdomen
ˈpaunchiness n


(ˈpɔn tʃi, ˈpɑn-)

adj. paunch•i•er, paunch•i•est.
having a potbelly.
paunch′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.paunchy - having a large bellypaunchy - having a large belly      
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
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[ˈpɔːntʃɪ] ADJ (paunchier (compar) (paunchiest (superl))) → panzudo, barrigudo


adj (+er)dick


[ˈpɔːntʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → pancione/a


(poːntʃ) noun
a large, round stomach. He developed quite a paunch.
ˈpaunchy adjective
having a paunch. He's become quite paunchy.
References in classic literature ?
He was probably some ten years younger, and was a plump, paunchy, sturdy-looking fellow, with his under-lip a little pursed, from a habit of counting money inwardly as he paid it, but with no decidedly bad expression in his face, which was rather an honest and jolly one than otherwise.
Four witnesses described the man to be around 5'8' tall, paunchy and sporting a moustache, according to the Eastern Police District (EPD), which has formed a task force to solve the murders.
Paunchy parole officer Ray sported a comb-over and long ginger hair while businessman Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota was a man in a smart suit and oily, curly hair.
Fists were flying but, because both were paunchy, none landed.
HE was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past.
Given the plaid button-down shirt on his back and the sandals already on his little feet, he looked like he was masquerading as a paunchy Hudson Valley hippie.
It's OK for grizzled, grumpy, slightly paunchy Russell.
You may think you know Ron "Stray Dog" Hall from the early scenes of his namesake documentary: A paunchy, sixtysomething Missouri Vietnam vet, Hall is first seen hanging around a trailer park with his fellow biker buddies, chain-smoking and sipping from a Jar of moonshine, with leather jackets, guns and stars-and-bars patches as far as the eye can see.
If the symphony was a little paunchy, even after the composer trimmed it, then Walton's cello concerto is lean and lithe without an excess note.
He plays the balding, bearded, paunchy Irving Rosenfeld, a conman way out of his depth trapped between the mob and the FBI.
The whole programme has, for me, lost its early charm, with the paunchy Paul Hollywood seemingly convinced that he is a sex god, Mary Berry looking more and more like a dried prune, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc cracking 'jokes' that are embarrassingly unfunny and the contenders sadly imagining they're celebrities.
Basing his inference on a narrative stone panel on the South Gate of the Sanchi stupa, Allen dismisses his hero as " a short, paunchy man, shorter than his wives, who kept having fainting fits.