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noun as in large stomach

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Tall and stooped, with a slight paunch and ice blue eyes, he stood out as the only dissident organized and popular enough to pose even a distant threat to Putin’s rule.

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Hart's the good ol' boy type: wife, kids, mistress, no-nonsense demeanor, the beginnings of a paunch.

Prince Albert, Tony Soprano, and Bill Clinton were all known for theirs: the power paunch.

Historical novelist Lucinda Brant pinpoints the 18th century as the golden age of the power paunch.

Having yourself immortalized with a paunch indicated you were wealthy/held high office/were involved in derring-do.

The true paunch is reserved for men of power at the height of their power.

The large man puffs himself out in his warm topcoat, which protuberates sensibly at the paunch.

Through the garden with lowered eyes, past a dour-looking priest with a small paunch.

The dish suits it, for before long it has burrowed half-way into the succulent paunch.

A ten-year-old nephew rode behind him, with his short arms encircling his uncle's paunch.

Another, with ‘a fair round belly,’ no doubt, they dub Simon Paunch.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to paunch, such as: abdomen, belly, bulge, epigastrium, fat, and gut.

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