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[pawn-chee, pahn-] /ˈpɔn tʃi, ˈpɑn-/

adjective, paunchier, paunchiest.
having a large and protruding belly; potbellied:
a paunchy middle-aged man.
adjective -ier, -iest
having a protruding belly or abdomen

1590s, from paunch + -y (2). Related: Paunchiness.

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


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