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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for yellowbelly

milksop, varlet, dastard, coward, craven, weakling

Examples from the Web for yellowbelly

Historical Examples of yellowbelly

  • Down with the yellowbelly, and teach him that this country ain't no place fer him nor his kind.

    The Blue Dragon

    Kirk Munroe