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belly laugh

a deep, loud, hearty laugh.
Origin of belly laugh
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Can't say I care for that hot-foot and belly-laugh stuff myself, but tastes differ.

    Accidental Death Peter Baily
British Dictionary definitions for belly-laugh

belly laugh

a loud deep hearty laugh
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Slang definitions & phrases for belly-laugh

belly laugh

noun phrase

An especially loud, vigorous, and appreciative laugh; belly, boffola

[1920+; coined by the writer Jack Conway of Variety]

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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