[pawnch, pahnch]
a large and protruding belly; potbelly.
the belly or abdomen.
the rumen.

1325–75; Middle English paunche < Anglo-French, for Middle French pance < Latin panticēs (plural) bowels

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paunch (pɔːntʃ)
1.  the belly or abdomen, esp when protruding
2.  another name for rumen
3.  nautical a thick mat that prevents chafing
4.  to stab in the stomach; disembowel
[C14: from Anglo-Norman paunche, from Old French pance, from Latin panticēs (pl) bowels]

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Word Origin & History

late 12c., from O.Fr. pance (O.N.Fr. panche) "belly," from L. panticem (nom. pantex) "belly, bowels" (cf. Sp. panza, It. pancia); possibly related to panus "swelling." Related: Paunchy.
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Medical Dictionary

paunch (pônch, pänch)
The belly, especially a protruding one; a potbelly.

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Example sentences
From the meat processing industry, a common by-product is paunch manure, which
  is the stomach contents of slaughtered animals.
She presented proposed changes in the paunch application process.
Avoid cutting into the paunch and intestines by using the handle of the knife
  and the heel of your hand to crowd the guts away.
Water bags were made of paunch or bladder and water buckets of a paunch sewed
  with wooden hoops.
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