belly buster


variants or belly-buster or less commonly belly bust
plural belly busters or belly-busters also belly busts
US, informal
: belly flop sense 1
On these dives, it was all or nothing. There could be no half-hearted commitment, because the slightest hesitation usually produced a stinging belly-buster.Zig Ziglar, Steps to the Top, 1985

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of belly buster was in 1858

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“Belly buster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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