beer belly

noun

Definition of beer belly

: a large, fat, protruding belly regarded as the result of a long habit of drinking large amounts of beer … a large, unkempt man whose florid polyester shirt clings sensuously to his cumbersome beer belly.— Robert Cantwell It is fat, or adipose tissue, that gives us our beer bellies and our love handles, our man boobs and our muffin tops.— Jo Whelan

Other Words from beer belly

beer-bellied \ ˈbir-​ˌbe-​lēd How to pronounce beer belly (audio) \ adjective
Beer-bellied, snaggletoothed, foul-mouthed …, he seemed every inch the cockney thug … — Hamish Bowles

Examples of beer belly in a Sentence

a middle-aged man with a big beer belly a former jock whose most impressive physical asset these days is his bloated beer belly
Recent Examples on the Web In mountain biking, some of these riders were total sleepers, middle-aged guys with a beer belly who’d show up for the group ride and suffer up the climb. Outside Online, 7 Jan. 2022 In the five-minute video, also featuring Future and Young Thug, Drake dances as a retro workout trainer, sports a beer belly and even pays tribute to Michael Jackson, Rambo and other cultural icons. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2021 Your neighbor with a beer belly and a comb-over who drives a beat-up Honda Civic might just be 007 laying low. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, 26 Mar. 2021 Your neighbor with a beer belly and a comb-over who drives a beat-up Honda Civic might just be 007 laying low. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, 26 Mar. 2021 Your neighbor with a beer belly and a comb-over who drives a beat-up Honda Civic might just be 007 laying low. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, 26 Mar. 2021 Your neighbor with a beer belly and a comb-over who drives a beat-up Honda Civic might just be 007 laying low. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, 26 Mar. 2021 Your neighbor with a beer belly and a comb-over who drives a beat-up Honda Civic might just be 007 laying low. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, 26 Mar. 2021 Your neighbor with a beer belly and a comb-over who drives a beat-up Honda Civic might just be 007 laying low. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, 26 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of beer belly

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beer belly was in 1829

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“Beer belly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beer%20belly. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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