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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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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milksopvarletdastardcowardcravenweaklingyellowbelly

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Historical Examples

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

    The Blue Dragon

    Kirk Munroe