yellow-belly

yellowbelly

[yel-oh-bel-ee]
noun, plural yellowbellies.
Slang. a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; coward.

Origin:
1790–1800; yellow + belly

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To yellow-belly
Collins
World English Dictionary
yellow-belly
 
n , pl -lies
1.  a slang word for coward
2.  (Austral) another name for callop
 
'yellow-bellied
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature