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noun, plural gor·bel·lies. Obsolete.
  1. a protruding belly.
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Origin of gorbelly

1510–20; perhaps gore1 + belly; compare Swedish (dial.) går-bälg
Related formsgor·bel·lied, adjective
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  • He then asked the skipper what the idle lobcocks used to sacrifice to their gorbellied god on interlarded fish-days.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.

    Francois Rabelais