Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being paunchy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A paunchy or big-bellied condition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the bodily property of a protruding belly

Etymologies

paunchy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The more casual disregard he had for flaunting his hint of paunchiness, the greater number of stretch marks he fearlessly displayed, the more exciting I found him because of the trust and intimacy it symbolized.

    Insignificant Others

  • He was nearing sixty with the kind of paunchiness that had only now begun to show in his face; at first appearance he seemed groomed and well dressed.

    Tours of the Black Clock

  • This is a new species, rather smaller than the leche, and in shape has more of paunchiness than any antelope I ever saw.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • In spite of years of conscientious weight-lifting, Gary -- of medium height and slender build, despite a recent tendency toward paunchiness -- had never looked particularly comfortable with his body.

    The Silicon Mage

  • He says that before this time, Chinese horses were small, with large heads, coarse extremities, a ewe neck, and an inclination to paunchiness.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • Between forty and fifty, that span of years which begin the first slight gradations from the apex of life, the gray hair, upstanding like a thick-bristled brush off Mr. Haas's brow, had not so much as whitened, or the slight paunchiness enhanced even the moving-over of a button.

    The Best Short Stories of 1917 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • But the Muslim world is slowly heading towards paunchiness: the median age in Muslim-majority countries was 19 in 1990.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Anthony Weigh's 2,000 Feet Away, his chiselled features and honed physique disobeyed references in the script to the character's doughnut-guzzling and paunchiness.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • A tall, lean young man without the paunchiness of links of london middle-age or even the mature roundness of the thirties.

    VInvesting.com

  • Patrick Wilson as Dan Dreiberg (aka Nite Owl II) is startling in his paunchiness and impotence.

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