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bellybutton

[bel-ee-buht-n] /ˈbɛl iˌbʌt n/
noun, Informal.
1.
the navel.
Also, belly button.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; belly + button
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British Dictionary definitions for belly button

bellybutton

/ˈbɛlɪˌbʌtən/
noun
1.
an informal name for the navel
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Word Origin and History for belly button
n.

"navel," 1877, colloquial, from belly (n.) + button (n.). Also bellybutton, belly-button.

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belly button in Medicine

bellybutton bel·ly·but·ton (běl'ē-bŭt'n)
n.
See navel.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Slang definitions & phrases for belly button

belly button

noun phrase

The navel (1870s+)


been around

adverb phrase

Sexually experienced: She'd been around the block before he met her


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Encyclopedia Article for belly button

in anatomy, a small depression in the abdominal wall at the point of attachment of the umbilical cord (q.v.). It indicates the point through which the mammalian fetus obtained nourishment from its mother through the blood vessels of the umbilical cord.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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