labonza


labonza
labonza (n.) "belly," 1943, American English slang, probably from dialectal pronunciation of It. la pancia "the belly," from L. pantex (gen. panticis) "belly" (see PAUNCH (Cf. paunch)).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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  • labonza — [la”banza] 1. n. the buttocks. □ Good grief, what a gross labonza! □ She fell flat on her labonza. 2. n. the pit of the stomach. □ That kind of beautiful singing really gets you right in the labonza. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • labonza — n American a. the belly or paunch a punch in the labonza b. the backside, buttocks A word used particularly by pugilists, crim inals and working class speakers. It is mock Italian or Spanish, probably based on la pancia or la panza, both related… …   Contemporary slang


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