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 to the English 'paunch'. The second sense referring to the posterior is rarer.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • 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

  • 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

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