Dictionary: BELLI – BELLZ

• BELLIBONE
n. 1579 obs. rare – a beautiful and excellent woman; one who excels in beauty and goodness
 
• BELLIC
adj. 1627 obs. – pertaining to war; warlike, martial
 
• BELLICAL
adj. 1513 obs. – pert. to war; warlike
 
• BELLICAN 
n. Bk1878 Eng. dial. – an obese person
 
• BELLICHE
adv. 1394 obs. rare – beautifully
 
• BELLICK
vb. 1809 Eng. dial. – of persons, esp. children: to cry loudly, to roar
 
• BELLICON
n. 1. Bk1898 Sc. obs. – a blustering fellow
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – an obese person or animal; a glutton
 
• BELLICOSE
adj. 1432-50 – inclined to war or fighting; warlike
 
• BELLICOSELY
adv. 1882 – in a warlike manner
 
• BELLICOSITY
n. 1884 – warlike inclination
 
• BELLICOUS
adj. 1536 obs. – inclined to war or fighting; warlike
 
• BELLIED
adj. 1. 1532 – big-bellied, corpulent
adj. 2. a1564 – inflated with pride
adj. 3. a1593 – made large and full, rounded; bulging; blown or puffed out
adj. 4. 2003 UK sl. – drunk
 
• BELLIE-MANTIE
n. Bk1911 Sc. – blindman’s buff
 
• BELLIFEROUS
adj. 1730 obs. – that brings war
 
• BELLIFY
vb. 1540 obs. rare – to embellish, to beautify
 
• BELLIGERATE
vb. 1623 obs. – to make war
 
• BELLIGERATI 
n. 2000 Amer. political sl. – any belligerent person or group
 
• BELLIGERATION
n. 1676 obs. – waging or making war
 
• BELLIGERENT 
n. 1811 – one who causes contention or strife; a person waging regular war
 
• BELLIGEROUS
adj. 1731 obs. rare – waging war
 
• BELLIGUT 
n. 1925 Sc. – a glutton  
 
• BELLI-HOOIN’
n. Bk1911 Sc. – riotousness
 
• BELLIKIN 
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – an immoderate eater or drinker
 
• BELLING
adj. 1583 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – roaring, bellowing; noisy
n. 1. c1440 obs. – the roaring of animals; bellowing
n. 2. 1513 – the cry of deer in the rutting season; hence, the season itself
n. 3. 1583 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – noisy crying, shouting or roaring of human beings
n. 4. 1862 Amer. dial. – a noisy celebration or mock serenade for newlyweds; bells, shotguns, or any noise-making device was used
 
• BELLIPOTENT
adj. 1635 – mighty or powerful in war
 
• BELLIS
vb. 1. 1865 Eng. dial. – to beat, to flog
vb. 2. 1893 Eng. dial. – to drive, to disturb
vb. 3. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to bustle about
 
• BELLISAND
adj. Bk1911 Sc. – elegant; of imposing appearance
 
• BELLISE
vb. 1. 1865 Eng. dial. – to beat, to flog; to whip, to scourge
vb. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to bustle about
 
• BELLISH
vb. c1440 obs. – to embellish
 
• BELLISHMENT
n. 1611 obs. – embellishment
 
• BELLITUDE
n. 1623 obs. – beauty, fairness
 
• BELLITY-BUMP
adv. 1943 Amer. dial. – coasting on a sled face down
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – the act of coasting on a sled face down, usually after running and throwing oneself onto the sled
 
• BELLITY BUMPER
n. 1973 Amer. dial. – the act of coasting on a sled face down, usually after running and throwing oneself onto the sled
 
• BELLITY-SPLIT
adv. 1935 Amer. dial. – at top speed
 
• BELL-JESSY
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a top-hat
 
• BELL-KITE
n. 1876 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – a term of contempt
 
• BELLMAN
n. 1. 1391 – a man employed to go round the streets of a town and make public announcements, to which he attracts attention by ringing a bell; a town-crier; formerly, a bellman announced deaths, and called on the faithful to pray for the souls of the departed; a bellman also acted as night-watchman, and called the hours
n. 2. 1617 obs. rare – he who ‘bears the bell’; the best or most excellent
 
• BELLMAN-SUCKER
n. 1891 Eng. dial. – a beating administered to one sent on an April-fool’s errand
 
• BELLMARE 
n. Bk1891 US sl. – a political leader: mostly in contempt
 
• BELLOCH
n. 1. Bk1911 Sc. – a narrow mountain-pass
n. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – a roar, a bellow
vb. Bk1911 Sc. – to bellow; to cry loudly, to roar
 
• BELLOCK
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a loud cry, a roar
vb. 1. 1809 Eng. dial. – of persons, esp. children: to cry loudly, to roar
vb. 2. 1866 Eng. dial. – of cattle: to low, to roar
vb. 3. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to complain, to grumble
vb. 4. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to eat greedily, to devour
 
• BELLOCKER
n. 1. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a greedy person
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – anything very large of its kind
 
• BELLOCKING
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – very large
 
• BELL-OIL
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a good thrashing
 
• BELLOMANCY
n. 1646 – divination by means of arrows
 
• BELLOMY
n. 1535 Sc. obs. – a blustering or audacious man
 
• BELLONA
n. 1. 1605 – the Roman goddess of war; a spirited woman of commanding presence
n. 2. 1820 – an imposing and strong-willed woman; a courageous woman; a heroine
 
• BELLONIAN
adj. 1711 – warlike
 
• BELLONIE
n. Bk1911 Sc. – a brawling, noisy woman
 
• BELLOSIOUS
adj. 1586 obs. rare – warlike
 
• BELLOT
n. 1796 Eng. dial. obs. – the man who had charge of the bull at a bull-baiting
 
• BELLOWER 
n. a1624 – he who bellows; the town crier
 
• BELLOWS
n. 1615 – the lungs
vb. 1. 1883 Eng. dial. – to breathe hard; to be out of breath
vb. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to walk hurriedly, to go panting along
 
• BELLOWS-BLOWER
n. 1849 – an inciter of strife, etc.
 
• BELLOWSED
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – exhausted, out of breath
 
• BELLOWSER
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a violent blow or hard task which takes away one’s breath
 
• BELLOWSING
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – panting or exhaustion after running
 
• BELLOWS TO MEND
adj. 1881 Eng. dial. – out of breath, exhausted
 
• BELL OX
n. 1969 Amer. lumberjacks’ usage – the camp foreman
 
• BELL-PENNY
n. Bk1898 Sc. – money saved for paying one’s funeral expenses
 
• BELL-POW
n. 1828 Sc. – a bald head
 
• BELL-PUSHER 
n. Bk1975 Amer. sl. – a door-to-door salesman, who spends his time ringing doorbells
 
• BELLRAIVE
vb. Bk1911 Sc. – to rove about; to be unsteady; to act on impulse
 
• BELL-RINGER 
n. 1. 1960 Amer. sl. – a door-to-door salesman or canvasser  
n. 2. 1968 US horse racing usage – one who seeks to make a wager after the horses have left the starting gate
n. 3. Bk1975 Amer. sl. – a local politician
n. 4. Bk1975 Amer. sl. – a tobacco chewer  
n. 5. Bk1975 US sl. – a fact or bit of information that enables one to remember or comprehend something
n. 6. Bk1978 railroad usage – a fireman
 
• BELL ROPE
n. 1969 US sl. – the penis
 
• BELL-ROSE
n. Bk1888 Eng. dial. – the daffodil
 
• BELLS
int. 1948 US sl. – used for expressing approval
n. 1. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – the fuchsia plant
n. 2. 1948 UK sl., orig. naval usage – bell-bottom trousers
 
• BELLS AND WHISTLES
n. 1. 1983 US sl. – entertaining features that are nor necessary to a computer game
n. 2. 1988 US sl. – extra features designed by underwriters to attract investors in a bond issue
 
• BELL-SCHNICKEL
n. 1. 1869 Amer. dial. – St. Nicholas, Santa Claus or St. Nicholas’ servant whose duty it was to punish naughty children or reward good ones
n. 2. 1869 Amer. dial. – a person in disguise who visits friends or relatives at Christmas time to play pranks or beg for gifts or refreshments
 
• BELL SHEEP
n. 1969 Amer. dial. – a leader; a big shot; a person who tries to appear important
 
• BELLSNICKLE
n. 1. 1872 Amer. dial. – St. Nicholas, Santa Claus or St. Nicholas’ servant whose duty it was to punish naughty children or reward good ones
n. 2. 1953 Amer. dial. – a person in disguise who visits friends or relatives at Christmas time to play pranks or beg for gifts or refreshments
vb. 1881 Amer. dial. – to go about merrymaking, usually from door to door and in fantastic costume, during the Christmas season
 
• BELLSNIGGLE
vb. 1881 Amer. dial. – to go about merrymaking, usually from door to door and in fantastic costume, during the Christmas season
 
• BELLSTER 
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a bell-ringer
 
• BELLSWAGGER
n. 1592 obs. – a swaggering gallant or bully; a whoremonger, a pimp  
 
• BELLTAIL
n. 1917 Amer. dial. – a rattlesnake
 
• BELL TELEPHONE HOUR
n. 1991 US sl. – a session of torture in which US soldiers used the electricity from field telephones to shock suspected Viet Cong
 
• BELL THE CAT
vb. 1. 1762 – to undertake a perilous part, or to be the ringleader in any movement
vb. 2. US Civil War usage – to encounter and cripple one of great and superior force
 
• BELLTINKER
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to beat, to thrash
 
• BELLUINE
adj. 1618 obs. – pertaining to or characteristic of beasts; beast-like, brutal, savage
 
• BELLUM
n. 1. Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a blast, as of wind; force, impetus
n. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – a stroke; a blow
 
• BELLUS
vb. 1881 Eng. dial. – to shout loudly; of oxen: to low
 
• BELLUS-ERSE 
n. 1933 Sc. – a person with protuberant posteriors
 
• BELLWAVER
vb. 1. 1820 Sc. – to fluctuate, to waver, to vacillate, to be inconstant
vb. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – to tell a story incoherently
vb. 3. Bk1911 Sc. – to stroll
vb. 4. Bk1911 Sc. – to struggle
 
• BELL-WAVERING
n. 1820 Sc. – fluttering; rambling
 
• BELL-WEDDER 
n. Bk1828 Eng. dial. – a fretful, bellowing child
 
• BELL-WETHER
n. 1. c1430 – a chief or leader; chiefly contemptuous usage
n. 2. c1460 – a clamorous person; one ready to give mouth; a gossiping woman; a fretful child
n. 3. Bk1992 criminals’ sl. obs. – the leader of a gang of criminals, because the wether in a flock of sheep usually wears a bell around his neck
n. 4. Bk1999 baseball usage – in baseball: the leader of a pitching staff
 
• BELL-WETHERING
n. 1882 – the fact of leading and being led ‘like sheep’
 
• BELL-WETHERISHNESS
n. 1882 – tendency to follow one who takes the lead
 
• BELL-WOMAN 
n. Bk1873 Eng. dial. – a former fishing-town crier; going from house to house, she opened the door, rung her bell in the entrance, and then made her announcement
 
• BELLY
n. 1. c950 obs. – a bag, skin-bag, purse, pod, husk
n. 2. c1275 obs. – the body
n. 3. c1340 – the bowels
n. 4. c1440 – the womb, the uterus
n. 5. 1526 obs. – a glutton
n. 6. 1526 – the body in its capacity for indulgence of appetite; gluttony
n. 7. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a litter of pigs or of rabbits
n. 8. 1920s sl. – a joke
n. 9. 1963 US sl. – the swell in a thicker-than-normal surfboard
n. 10. 1965 Barbados sl. – a stomach ache
n. 11. 1982 Barbados sl. – pregnancy
n. 12. Bk1975 US sl. – courage, guts
n. 13. 1997 US sl. – a fat person
vb. 1. 1624 – to bulge out, to swell out 
vb. 2. 1641 obs. – to become corpulent or stout
vb. 3. Bk1898 Sc. – to eat or drink voraciously; to cram with food
vb. 4. Bk1911 Sc. – to bellow; to weep loudly
 
• BELLYACHE
n. 1. 1552 sl. – stomach pain
n. 2. 1975 US sl. – any small-town newspaper
vb. 1881 – to complain fretfully
 
• BELLY-ACHER 
n. 1885 sl. – a person who complains querulously or unreasonably; a whiner, a whinger
 
• BELLY-ACHING
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – fretful, complaining
 
• BELLY AND BACK
adv. 1996 Guyana sl. – completely; without mercy
 
• BELLY-BARE
adv. 1940 Amer. dial. – sliding face-down on a sled
 
• BELLY-BENDER
n. 1877 Amer. dial. – a floating piece of ice, or weak ice, which bends under one
 
• BELLY BINDER
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – cheese
 
• BELLY-BLIND
adj. Bk1911 Sc. – quite blind
n. c1450 Sc. – a blindfolded person; esp. in the game of Blindman’s Buff; the game of Blindman’s Buff
 
• BELLY-BLUSTER
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-BOARD
adv. 1943 Amer. dial. – sliding face-down on a sled
 
• BELLYBOARDER 
n. 1964 – a person who rides a bellyboard (a short, light surfboard ridden in a prone position, typically made of plywood)
 
• BELLY-BOOSTER
adv. 20C US sl. – of sliding down a hill on a sledge: face-downwards
n. 1912 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-BOUNCE
n. 1969 Amer. dial. – the act of coasting on a sled face down
 
• BELLY-BOUNCER
n. 1969 Amer. dial. – the act of coasting on a sled face down
 
• BELLY-BOUND
adj. 1607 – constipated

• BELLY BRASS
n. c1920 US sl. – fraternity, fraternal, honorary, or civic insignia, keys, seals, decorative emblems, usually gold, worn as charms dangling from a watch-chain across the belly or chest of a vest, esp. by college youths
 
• BELLY-BRUSSEN
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – distended, ruptured
 
• BELLY-BUMBO
n. 1877 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-BUMP
adv. 1973 US sl. – of sliding down a hill on a sledge: face-downwards
n. 1. 1888 Amer. dial. – the act of coasting on a sled face down
n. 2. 1966 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
vb. 1. Bk1903 sl. – to possess carnally
vb. 2. 1961 US sl. – to jostle; to shove; to rough up
vb. 3. 1962 Amer. dial. – to coast on a sled lying down flat
 
• BELLY-BUMPER
adv. 20C US sl. – of sliding down a hill on a sledge: face-downwards
n. 1. 1611 obs. – a seducer, a womanizer; a promiscuous man
n. 2. 1868 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
n. 3. 1912 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-BUMPITS
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-BUMPO
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-BUMPUS
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-BUNK
n. 1896 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-BUNKER
vb. 1971 Amer. dial. – to coast on a sled lying down flat
 
• BELLY-BUNT
n. 1. 1890 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled when lying on the belly
n. 2. 1966 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-BURGLAR 
n. c1915 Amer. sl.. orig. Navy & Army usage – any person whose work is to buy and/or prepare food, esp. a U.S. Navy commissary steward, an Army mess sergeant, or a logging camp cook
 
• BELLY-BUSTER
adv. 20C US sl. – of sliding down a hill on a sledge: face-downwards
n. 1. 1889 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled when lying on the belly
n. 2. 1892 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
n. 3. 1968 Amer. dial. – a shotgun
n. 4. 1981 US sl. – a greasy hamburger or other food likely to provoke indigestion
 
• BELLY-BUTT
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-BUTTING
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-CABUMP
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-CACHUNK
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-CAHOOT
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY CEMENT
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – cheese
 
• BELLY-CHEAT
n. 1. 1609 sl. – an apron
n. 2. 1622 sl. – something for the belly; food
 
• BELLY-CHEATER
n. 1944 Amer. jocular usage – a steward or cook
 
• BELLY-CHEER
n. 1. 1549 obs. – a feasting, gluttony, luxurious eating  
n. 2. 1579 obs. – food of all kinds; provisions  
vb. 1549 obs. – to feast luxuriously, revel; to indulge in food and drink
 
• BELLY-CHURL 
n. Bk1867 sl. – a rustic glutton
 
• BELLY-CLAPPER
n. 1. 1968 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
n. 2. 1968 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-COAST
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-COASTER
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-COURAGE
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – boasting. brag
 
• BELLY COUSIN
n. World War II Amer. sl. – a man who has slept with a woman you slept with
 
• BELLY-CRITIC
n. a1711 – a connoisseur of good living
 
• BELLY-CUTTER
n. 1859 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-DEEP
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – a bullfrog
 
• BELLY-DIVE
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-DOWN
vb. 1971 Amer. dial. – to coast on a sled lying down flat
 
• BELLY-DRIGHT
n. 1868 Eng. dial. – as much as can be drunk at one breath
 
• BELLY-FASHION
adv. 1973 Amer. dial. – lying on the belly coasting down a hill
 
• BELLY FIDDLE
n. 20C African-American sl. – a guitar
 
• BELLY-FLAP
adv. 1819 Eng. dial. – flat on the stomach
n. 1895 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-FLAPPER
adv. 20C US sl. – of sliding down a hill on a sledge: face-downwards
n. 1. 1895 Eng. & Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
n. 2. 1896 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-FLAUGHT
adj. c1375 Sc. – headlong; stretched flat; face downward; precipitate
 
• BELLY-FLAUGHTERED
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – thrown flat on the ground
 
• BELLY-FLIP
n. 1. 1895 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
n. 2. 1896 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled when lying on the belly
 
• BELLYFLOP
adv. 20C US sl. – of sliding down a hill on a sledge: face-downwards
n. 1. 1895 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
n. 2. 1896 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled when lying on the belly
n. 3. Bk2007 sl. – a total failure
vb. 1920s sl. – to throw oneself down; to collapse; to fall badly
 
• BELLY-FLOPPER
n. 1. 1895 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
n. 2. 1919 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-FLOUNCER
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-FLOUNDERS
n. 1860 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-FLUMPS
n. 1859 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-FRET
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a querulous complaint
 
• BELLY-FRIEND
n. ?1589 obs. – one who pretends friendship for his own interest; an insincere friend; a parasite, a sponger
 
• BELLY-FUCKER
n. 1. Bk1972 US homosexual sl. – a homosexual man attracted to men with taut stomachs
n. 2. Bk1972 US homosexual sl. – a homosexual man who achieves ejaculation by rubbing his penis on his partner’s stomach
 
• BELLYFUL
n. 1. L14 – a sufficiency, whether of food or drink or something else which the subject has lost patience with or interest in through repetition
n. 2. M17 sl. – a thrashing
 
• BELLY FULL AND BEHIND DRUNK
adj. 20C W. Indies sl. – immobile, incapable of movement after a large meal and a good deal to drink
 
• A BELLYFUL OF MARROW-PUDDING
n. 19C Brit. sl. – pregnancy
 
BELLY-FURNITURE
n. 1653 sl. – something wherewith to furnish the belly; food
Etymology
– from belly + furniture (a provision, stock, or supply of anything; stores in general, provisions; necessaries obs.)
 
• BELLY-GERT
n. 1969 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY GLUE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – cheese
 
• BELLY-GLUT 
n. Bk1877 Eng. dial. – a greedy glutton
 
• BELLY-GOD 
n. c1540 – one who makes a god of his belly; one whose great pleasure it is to gratify his appetite; a glutton; an epicure  
 
• BELLY GODDYS 
n. Bk1869 sl. – people whose god is their belly
 
• BELLY-GO-FIRSTER
n. E19 sl. – a blow to the stomach, esp. one given with no warning, or at the start of a fight
 
• BELLY-GO-FISTER
n. E19 sl. – a blow to the stomach, esp. one given with no warning, or at the start of a fight
 
• BELLY-GO-FUSTER
n. E19 sl. – a blow to the stomach, esp. one given with no warning, or at the start of a fight
 
• BELLY GO LAKE THEE
phr. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – take thy fill, indulge thy appetite
 
• BELLY-GOURDON
n. Bk1898 Sc. – a glutton
 
• BELLY GREASE
n. 1930s US sl. – hard liquor
 
• BELLY-GRINDER
vb. 1890 Amer. dial. – to slide down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-GRINDING
n. 1579 – pain the bowels, colic
 
• BELLY-GRUNTING
n. 1920s Aust. sl. – a bad stomach-ache
 
• BELLY-GULCH
n. 1889 Eng. dial. – a glutton
 
• BELLY-GULP
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a hiccup
 
• BELLY GUM
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – cheese
 
• BELLY GUN
n. 1920s sl., orig. US – a small gun that is most effective when fired at short range, esp. when aimed at a victim’s abdomen
 
• BELLY-GUT
adv. 20C US sl. – of sliding down a hill on a sledge: face-downwards
n. 1. 1540 – a slothful glutton; a greedy, lazy person
n. 2. 1845 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
n. 3. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
vb. 1912 Amer. dial. – to slide down a hill lying face downward on the sled
 
• BELLY-GUTSIES
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-GUTTER
n. 1. 1859 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
n. 2. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY HABIT
n. 1940s drug culture sl. – pains in the stomach that may accompany withdrawal from continued heroin use
 
• BELLY HOLE
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – the navel
 
• BELLY-HOOCHER
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-HUDROUN
n. Bk1911 Sc. – a glutton
 
• BELLY-HUMP
vb. 1892 Amer. dial. – to lie on the belly while sliding down a hill on a sled
 
• BELLYING
adj. a1700 – swelling, bulging out
n. 1662 – a swelling or bulging out
 
• BELLY-JUMPER
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-KABONK
n. 1970 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-KACHUG
n. 1971 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-KACHUNK
n. 1971 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, when lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-KITE
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – one who eats unwholesome things
 
• BELLY-LANDING
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-LAUGH
n. 1. 1920s sl. – a joke
n. 2. 1921 – a deep reverberant laugh
 
• BELLY-MAN
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a glutton
 
• BELLY MEMBER
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – a person who goes to church very seldom (only comes when there’s a church supper)
 
• BELLY-METAL
n. 1590 – food
 
• BELLY-MOUNTAINED
adj. 1654 obs. – having a large prominent belly; fat-bellied
 
• BELLY-MUCK
n. 1844 Eng. dial. – refuse, rubbish
 
• BELLY-NAKED
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – entirely naked
 
• BELLY-NIPPLE
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – the navel
 
• BELLY PAD
n. 1958 Amer. dial. – a pancake
 
• BELLY-PATCH 
n. 1795 UK sl. – a chef, a cook
 
• BELLY-PAUNCH
n. 1553-87 obs. – a great eater, a glutton
 
• BELLY-PIECE
n. 1. 1591 obs. – the flesh covering the belly
n. 2. 1609 obs. – the piece forming the belly of a violin, etc.
n. 3. 1632 obs. – a concubine, a mistress, a prostitute, a whore
n. 4. 1689 obs. – the part of the dress covering the belly; an apron
 
• BELLY-PINCHED
adj. 1605 – having a belly pinched for want of food; hungry, starved
 
• BELLY-PLEA
n. 18C sl. – a plea, offered by a female criminal facing the death sentence, that since she is pregnant, the law should spare her unborn child’s life
 
• BELLY-PLUMPER
adv. 1877 Amer. dial. – lying on the belly while coasting down a hill
 
• BELLY-PROUD
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – fastidious with regard to food
 
• BELLY QUEEN
n. 1. 1965 US homosexual sl. – one who rubs his penis on his partner’s stomach to produce ejaculation
n. 2. 1966 US homosexual sl. – a homosexual man who enjoys face-to-face intercourse, usually between the partner’s thighs
n. 3. Bk1972 US homosexual sl. – one who only likes partners with flat, hard stomachs
 
• BELLY-RACK
n. Bk1898 Sc. – an act of gormandizing
 
• BELLY RIDE
n. 1. 1950 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
n. 2. Bk1998 sl. – copulation
 
• BELLY-RIDING
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-RIVE
n. Bk1911 Sc. – a great feast; a social gathering
 
• BELLY ROBBER
n. 1. c1915 Amer. sl.. orig. Navy & Army usage – any person whose work is to buy and/or prepare food, esp. a U.S. Navy commissary steward, an Army mess sergeant, or a logging camp cook
n. 2. 1929 prison sl. – a prison kitchen employee
 
• BELLY-RUB
n. 1938 Amer. dial. – a dance
vb. 1938 Amer. dial. – to dance closely with someone
 
• BELLY-SHAKING LAUGH
n. 1920s sl. – a deep, sonorous laugh
 
• BELLYSHIP
n. 1600 humorous nonce word – the personality of the belly
 
• BELLY-SLAM
n. 1. 1948 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
n. 2. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
vb. 1971 Amer. dial. – to lie on the belly while sliding down a hill on a sled
 
• BELLY-SLAMMER
n. 1. 1965 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
n. 2. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-SLAP
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-SLAPPER
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-SLAVE
n. 1562 obs. – one devoted to eating and drinking; one who is a slave to his appetite; a glutton
 
• BELLY-SLEDDING
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-SLIDE
n. 1971 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-SLIDER
n. 1969 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
• BELLY-SMACK
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-SMACKER
n. 1. 1917 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
n. 2. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-SMASH
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
• BELLY-SMASHER
n. 1. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
n. 2. 1967 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
BELLY-SPLASH
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
BELLY-SPLASHER
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
BELLYSWAGGER
n. 1592 obs. – a swaggering gallant or bully; a whoremonger, a pimp
 
BELLY-SWAIN
n. a1587 obs. – a glutton
 
BELLYTER
n. a1528 obs. rare – a beggar
 
BELLY THE WALL
vb. 1950 US sl. – to stand facing a wall for inspection by prison guards
 
BELLY-THRAWE
n. 1595 Sc. – pain in the belly, colic
 
BELLY THROUGH THE BRUSH
vb. 1968 Amer. cowboy’s usage – to hide and dodge the law
 
BELLY-THUMPER
n. 1920s sl. – a dive in which one lands flat on the belly, rather than cutting through the water
 
BELLY TICKLER
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – an abrupt dip or bump in a road or path, either naturally occurring, esp. in ice or snow, or deliberately made. esp. to divert runoff, or to slow automobile traffic
 
BELLY-TIMBER
n. 1607 obs. exc. Eng. & Amer. dial. – food, provisions
 
BELLY-TO-BUMP
adv. 1943 Amer. dial. – lying flat on the belly coasting down a hill
 
BELLY-TO-BUNT
adv. 1943 Amer. dial. – lying flat on the belly coasting down a hill
 
BELLY-TO-BUTT
adv. 1943 Amer. dial. – lying flat on the belly coasting down a hill
 
BELLY-TUNK
n. 1975 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
BELLY-UP
adj. 1. Bk1903 sl. – pregnant
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – dead
adj. 3. Bk2006 US sl. – alcohol intoxicated
vb. 1979 Amer. dial. – (as ‘belly up’) to show signs of pregnancy

BELLY UP TO
vb. 1953 US sl. – to approach something straight on, to move straight ahead
 
BELLY-VENGEANCE
n. 1. 1826 Eng. dial. – sour drink; sour ale, cider, wine, etc.; very weak , sour beer
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – stomach-ache, resulting from drinking anything sour
 
BELLY-WALLOP
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
BELLY-WASH
n. 1. 1889 Amer. dial. – a weak or bad drink, usually alcoholic
n. 2. 1900 Amer. dial. – a soft drink
n. 3. 1958 Amer. loggers’ usage – nonsense; ‘hog wash’
 
BELLY WASHER
n. 1. 1909 Amer. dial. – a soft drink
n. 2. 1966 Amer. dial. – a nickname for wine
n. 3. 1967 Amer. dial. – a very heavy rain
n. 4. 1969 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
BELLY-WATCH
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a sense of hunger
 
BELLY-WHACK
adv. 1949 Amer. dial. – coasting face-down on a sled
n. 1. 1896 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
n. 2. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
BELLY-WHACKER
n. 1. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
n. 2. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
BELLY-WHACKY
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
BELLY-WHOMPER
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
BELLY-WHOP
n. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
BELLY-WHOPPER
adv. 1934 Amer. dial. – coasting face-down on a sled
n. 1. 1940 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
n. 2. 1943 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
vb. 1890 Amer. dial. – to coast lying on the stomach
 
THE BELLY WILL THINK THE THROAT IS CUT
phr. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – one will be hungry
 
BELLY-WOCKER
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
BELLY-WOMAN 
n. 1816 W. Indies – an unmarried pregnant woman
 
BELLY-WOMPER
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
BELLY-WOP
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water
 
BELLY-WOPPER
n. 1949 Amer. dial. – a sliding down a hill on a sled, lying on the belly
 
BELLY WOW
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something excellent


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Updated September 10, 2022