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yellowbelly

[yel-oh-bel-ee]
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noun, plural yel·low·bel·lies.
  1. Slang. a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; coward.
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Origin of yellowbelly

First recorded in 1790–1800; yellow + belly
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Related Words for yellow belly

wimp, coward, crybaby, pushover, deserter, quitter, yellow, sissy, namby-pamby, caitiff, baby, pantywaist, weakling, chicken, pansy, wuss, jellyfish, milksop, cuckold, daisy

British Dictionary definitions for yellow belly

yellow belly

noun
  1. dialect a native of Lincolnshire, esp of the fens
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