yellowbelly

[ yel-oh-bel-ee ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˌbɛl i /

noun, plural yel·low·bel·lies.

Slang. a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; coward.

Origin of yellowbelly

First recorded in 1790–1800; yellow + belly
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British Dictionary definitions for yellow belly

yellow belly

noun

dialect a native of Lincolnshire, esp of the fens

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