belly button

noun

Definition of belly button 

: the human navel

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Aside from using my Belly Buds during pregnancy to play Scott Stapp tunes, Scott often used my belly button as his personal mic to sing to our developing babies. Jaclyn Stapp, PEOPLE.com, "Jaclyn Stapp's Blog: And the Beat Goes On — Even with Baby Anthony," 13 Apr. 2018 Extend both legs and engage your abdominal muscles by drawing your belly button in towards your spine. Yolanda Edwards, Condé Nast Traveler, "Super Trainer Kayla Itsines on Staying in Shape at 35,000 Feet," 23 July 2018 And my father’s new girlfriend, with her belly button piercing, skimpy clothing, and wild mane, became a stand-in for Angelina. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "My Parents Divorced at the Same Time as Brad and Jen—and Yes, There Was an Angelina," 29 Nov. 2018 Hard-to-reach areas are prime real estate for blood-feeding parasites that don’t want to be dislodged, so make sure to check the hairline (especially on children), torso, belly button and groin. Joyce Sakamoto, Washington Post, "Ticks and mosquitoes are ready to deliver disease in a bite, but you can stop them," 18 June 2018 The woman who pioneered a movement of crop tops and belly button rings. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Britney Spears Is Currently Wearing NYFW's Hottest Street Style Trends by the Pool," 11 Sep. 2018 The California resident, who started dancing at the age of three, began using a wheelchair at 17 after a car accident left her paralyzed from the belly button down. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Rollettes Dance Team Features Disabled Dancers in Wheelchairs," 27 Sep. 2018 In November 2010, a teacher found bruises on Abigail, then 6, across her sternum to her belly button and from her mid-back down to the waist of her jeans, according to an Alexandria police report. Joe Heim And Julie Tate, chicagotribune.com, "As children begged for help, adoption system failed them," 13 July 2018 In November 2010, a teacher found bruises on Abigail, then 6, across her sternum to her belly button and from her mid-back down to the waist of her jeans, according to an Alexandria police report. Joe Heim And Julie Tate, chicagotribune.com, "As children begged for help, adoption system failed them," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of belly button

circa 1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of belly button was circa 1877

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belly button

noun

Kids Definition of belly button

: navel

belly button

noun
belly but·​ton | \ -ˌbət-ᵊn \

Medical Definition of belly button 

: the human navel

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