yellow-bellied

[ yel-oh-bel-eed ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˌbɛl id /

adjective

having a yellow abdomen or underside.
Slang. cowardly; lily-livered.

Origin of yellow-bellied

First recorded in 1700–10
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