bellied

[ bel-eed ]
/ ˈbɛl id /

adjective

having a belly, especially one of a specified kind, size, shape, condition, etc. (usually used in combination): big-bellied.
swelled or puffed out: a bellied sail.

Origin of bellied

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at belly, -ed3

Definition for bellied (2 of 2)

Origin of belly

before 950; Middle English bely, Old English belig, belg bag, skin; cognate with German Balg, Gothic balgs, Old Norse belgr sack; akin to Welsh bol(a), boly, Irish bolg sack, belly, bellows, Serbo-Croatian blàzina, Latvian pabàlsts, Avestan barəziš-, Persian bālish cushion

OTHER WORDS FROM belly

bel·ly·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bellied

belly
/ (ˈbɛlɪ) /

noun plural -lies

verb -lies, -lying or -lied

to swell out or cause to swell out; bulge

Word Origin for belly

Old English belig; related to Old High German balg, Old Irish bolg sack, Sanskrit barhi chaff
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Medicine definitions for bellied

belly
[ bĕlē ]

n.

abdomen
The stomach.
The womb; the uterus.
The bulging, central part of a muscle.venter
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Idioms and Phrases with bellied

belly

see go belly up.

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