belly button

noun

: the human navel

Examples of belly button in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everlane’s take for tall girlies comes in two inseam options and an extra-high-waist cut that covers the belly button. Malia Griggs, Glamour, 9 Apr. 2024 The under $35 mid-rise jeans are designed to sit right below the belly button and have a classic, everyday silhouette that goes with virtually everything. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 13 Mar. 2024 Place the thumb side of your fist just below their ribcage and about two inches above their belly button (navel). James Powel, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2024 Man with gunshot wound at the scene Police sent to the shooting just before 4 p.m. on Monday found the man on the ground with a gunshot wound near his belly button. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, 17 Jan. 2024 They're made of a Lycra spandex that wraps around and sucks in the waist, covering the belly button and giving you full butt coverage. Malia Griggs, Glamour, 25 Mar. 2024 Ideal for those who had a C-section, the waistband on this underwear is above the belly button so as to avoid the incision. Laura Lu, Ms, Parents, 21 Mar. 2024 Probst remembers the cocky applicant showing up for his Zoom interview with his shirt unbuttoned down to his belly button. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 18 Sep. 2023 Make your way to your belly button and massage the center of your stomach for a couple of minutes. Julia Ries, SELF, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of belly button was circa 1877

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“Belly button.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belly%20button. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

belly button

noun
: the human navel

Medical Definition

belly button

noun
belly but·​ton -ˌbət-ᵊn How to pronounce belly button (audio)
: the human navel

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