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yellowbelly

[yel-oh-bel-ee] /ˈyɛl oʊˌbɛl i/
noun, plural yellowbellies.
1.
Slang. a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; coward.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; yellow + belly
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