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From Middle English paunche, from Old Northern French panche, Old French pance (French panse), from Latin pantex.
paunch (plural paunches)
- The first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant, the rumen.
- The contents of this stomach in a slaughtered animal, viewed as food or a byproduct.
- The belly of a human, especially a large, fat protruding one.
- Since retiring from athletics, he has developed a paunch.
- (nautical) A paunch mat.
- The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper.
- (protruding belly): See also Thesaurus:paunch.
first stomach of ruminant; rumen
large, protruding belly
paunch (third-person singular simple present paunches, present participle paunching, simple past and past participle paunched)
- To remove the internal organs of a ruminant, prior to eating.
- 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act III, scene ii]:
to remove organs of a ruminant
- Alternative form of paunche
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