Definition of yellow-belly in English:

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yellow-belly

Pronunciation: /ˈyelō ˌbelē/

noun

informal
1A coward.
Example sentences
  • Of course, that don't mean having a revolution every day like them yellow-bellies and Bolsheviki, or every time some job-holder does something he ain't got no business to do.
  • And the fact that Stevie can sign, seal, and deliver on the Lakers front court to the tune of a triple-double does not bode well for the yellow-bellies.
  • Forget the yellow-bellies; the overcrowded prisons offer myriad low cost Rambo wannabes.
2Any of various animals with yellow underparts.
Example sentences
  • The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (E. flaviventris) has the most colorful belly of the eastern group, but don't be mislead; an empid with a yellow belly is not necessarily a yellow-belly.
  • It's amazing how fast you can fin when a yellow-belly sea snake is chasing your tail!

Derivatives

yellow-bellied

Pronunciation: /ˈyelō ˌbelēd/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Baboons can kill a leopard - I am sure a yellow-bellied coward should be no problem.
  • I won't tell you what I think about the yellow-bellied, spineless, poor excuse for a man.
  • A yellow-bellied coward who hides behind the Pack for protection -
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