Definitions for yellow-bellied

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. having a yellow abdomen or underside.

  2. Slang. cowardly; lily-livered.

    Category: Status (usage)

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied(adj)

    easily frightened


  1. yellow-bellied(Adjective)

    Of an animal or reptile having a yellow underside or belly.

  2. yellow-bellied(Adjective)

    Uncourageous, cowardly.

  3. Origin: From yellow belly (yellowbelly)


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