belly button


Definition of belly button

: the human navel

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Bring knees to belly button height to a count of 2, then straighten legs to a count of 2. Bari Leiberman, Redbook, "6 Lower Ab Workouts That Will Strengthen Your Core — No Crunches Necessary," 22 May 2017 The high-rise lands just above my belly button, without space leftover in the back; my thighs and butt, meanwhile, are hugged by the fabric, not choked. Glamour, "These American Eagle Jeans Solve This Annoying Denim Problem for Good," 7 Mar. 2019 To avoid these infections, keep your belly button clean! Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Belly Button Infections You Can Get (and What to Do If You Have One)," 23 Feb. 2019 Take 3 deep Pilates breaths pulling belly button farther away from the mat with every exhale. Angela Peterson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New Year's resolution: Pilates lengthens, strengthens, balances body," 9 Jan. 2018 That means drawing your belly button toward your spine, lifting your hips, tucking your pelvis (to make sure your lower back is not arched), and squeezing your glutes. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Challenge Your Core With This Advanced Plank Variation From Celebrity Trainer Kira Stokes," 20 Apr. 2018 The boy's cute belly flex draws your eye to a white piece of plastic to the left of his belly button. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Dad Posts Incredible Shirtless Selfie With Son Who Has a Rare Heart Defect," 23 May 2017 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,, "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

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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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Kids Definition of belly button

: navel

belly button

belly but·​ton | \ -ˌbət-ᵊn How to pronounce belly button (audio) \

Medical Definition of belly button

: the human navel

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