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Meaning of PAUNCH

Pronunciation:  ponch

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a protruding abdomen

PAUNCH is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: belly
 See Also: adipose tissue, bay window, body, corporation, fat, fatty tissue, pot, potbelly, torso, trunk, tummy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Paunch\, n. [OF. panch, pance, F. panse, L. pantex,
    1. (Anat.) The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the
       first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See {Rumen}.
    2. (Naut.) A paunch mat; -- called also {panch}.
    3. The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper.
    {Paunch mat} (Naut.), a thick mat made of strands of rope,
       used to prevent the yard or rigging from chafing.
  2. \Paunch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paunched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To pierce or rip the belly of; to eviscerate; to
       disembowel. --Shak.
    2. To stuff with food. [Obs.] --Udall.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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, midriff, omasum, pot, potbelly, potgut, psalterium, pusgut, rennet bag, reticulum, rumen, second stomach, spare tire, stomach, swagbelly, third stomach, tummy, tum-tum, underbelly, ventripotence