belly button

noun
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018

Definition of belly button

: the human navel

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First Known Use of belly button

circa 1877

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BELLY BUTTON Defined for Kids

belly button

noun

Definition of belly button for Students

: navel

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belly button

noun belly but·ton \ -ˌbət-ᵊn \

medical Definition of belly button

: the human navel

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