Word Origin & History

"belly," 1950s, probably from dialectal pronunciation of It. la pancia "the belly," from L. pantex (gen. panticis) "belly" (see paunch).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang Dictionary

labonza definition

  1. n.
    the buttocks. : Good grief, what a gross labonza!
  2. n.
    the pit of the stomach. : That kind of beautiful singing really gets you right in the labonza.
  3. n.
    the belly. : I feel the effects of last night's celebration in my wallet and in my labonza.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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