[pawnch, pahnch] /pɔntʃ, pɑntʃ/
a large and protruding belly; potbelly.
the belly or abdomen.
the belly or abdomen, esp when protruding
another name for rumen
(nautical) a thick mat that prevents chafing
to stab in the stomach; disembowel
late 14c. (late 12c. in surnames), from Old French pance (Old North French panche) “belly, stomach,” from Latin panticem (nominative pantex) “belly, bowels” (cf. Spanish panza, Italian pancia); possibly related to panus “swelling” (see panic (n.2)).
paunch (pônch, pänch)
The belly, especially a protruding one; a potbelly.
[pawn-chee, pahn-] /ˈpɔn tʃi, ˈpɑn-/ adjective, paunchier, paunchiest. 1. having a large and protruding belly; potbellied: a paunchy middle-aged man. /ˈpɔːntʃɪ/ adjective -ier, -iest 1. having a protruding belly or abdomen adj. 1590s, from paunch + -y (2). Related: Paunchiness. paunchy paunch·y (pôn’chē, pän’-) adj. paunch·i·er, paunch·i·est Having a potbelly.
[paw-per] /ˈpɔ pər/ noun 1. a person without any means of support, especially a destitute person who depends on aid from public welfare funds or charity. 2. a very poor person. /ˈpɔːpə/ noun 1. a person who is extremely poor 2. (formerly) a destitute person supported by public charity n. 1510s, “person destitute of property […]
[paw-puh-riz-uh m] /ˈpɔ pəˌrɪz əm/ noun 1. the state or condition of utter poverty.
[paw-puh-rahyz] /ˈpɔ pəˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), pauperized, pauperizing. 1. to make a of: His extravagance pauperized him. /ˈpɔːpəˌraɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to make a pauper of; impoverish