bellybutton

or bel·ly but·ton

[bel-ee-buht-n]

noun Informal.

the navel.

Nearby words

  1. belly-slam,
  2. belly-wash,
  3. bellyache,
  4. bellyband,
  5. bellyboard,
  6. bellybutton surgery,
  7. bellyful,
  8. belmondo,
  9. belmont,
  10. belmont stakes

Origin of bellybutton

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; belly + button

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British Dictionary definitions for belly button

bellybutton

noun

an informal name for the navel
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Word Origin and History for belly button

belly button

n.

"navel," 1877, colloquial, from belly (n.) + button (n.). Also bellybutton, belly-button.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for belly button

bellybutton

[bĕlē-bŭt′n]

n.

navel

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