yellowbelly

[yel-oh-bel-ee]

noun, plural yel·low·bel·lies.

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

Nearby words

  1. yellow-throated vireo,
  2. yellow-throated warbler,
  3. yellow-yite,
  4. yellowback,
  5. yellowbark,
  6. yellowbird,
  7. yellowcake,
  8. yelloweye rockfish,
  9. yellowface,
  10. yellowfin tuna

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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