[pawn-chee, pahn-]
adjective, paunchier, paunchiest.
having a large and protruding belly; potbellied: a paunchy middle-aged man.

1590–1600; paunch + -y1

paunchiness, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
paunchy (ˈpɔːntʃɪ)
adj , -ier, -iest
having a protruding belly or abdomen

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

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Example sentences
He reportedly suffered a stroke last summer and in rare appearances since has looked a shadow of his former paunchy self.
She is round-faced and paunchy, with dark hair cut straight across her forehead and straight around her collar.
It is amusing to see a fat land quivering in paunchy fright.
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