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[yel-oh-bel-eed] /ˈyɛl oʊˌbɛl id/
having a yellow abdomen or underside.
Slang. cowardly; lily-livered.
Origin of yellow-bellied
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for yellow-bellied
  • It was roughly twice the size of our living yellow-bellied marmot.
  • The largest and stockiest of local squirrels is the yellow-bellied marmot.
  • Common western yellow-bellied racers and coast garter snakes eat small rodents and insects.
  • Most people don't think much about yellow-bellied marmots.
  • As you hike through rocky areas, watch for pikas, yellow-bellied marmots and golden mantled ground squirrels.
  • Look for yellow-bellied marmots, pikas and bighorn sheep.
  • The rocky area near the point is home to a large colony of yellow-bellied marmots.
  • The park's animal inhabitants include the coyote, porcupine, squirrel and yellow-bellied marmot.
Slang definitions & phrases for yellow-bellied

yell bloody murder

verb phrase

To shout and complain loudly: The crowd in the kitchen was yelling bloody murder

[entry form 1931+, variant 1859+; scream bloody murder is found by 1882]

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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