belly button

noun

Definition of belly button 

: the human navel

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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 Ratajkowski's look served as a subtle nod to the early 2000s, when belly button-baring red carpet looks were in their prime. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski Channeled The Early 2000s in This Belly Button-Baring Gown," 18 Apr. 2018 The skin flap is then stretched down and taut (think pulling taffy), a new hole is made for your belly button, and excess skin is cut away. Hallie Levine, Redbook, "Would You Get A "Mommy Tuck" ?," 14 Mar. 2011 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 Seborrheic dermatitis can be anywhere there is hair on your body: the pubic area, your face, your scalp, under the breasts, around your belly button, on your butt, or the chest. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "Eyebrow Dandruff Is a Thing—Here’s How to Treat It," 28 June 2018 The camera snaps; the flash ripples up from his belly button to above his hairline like lightning across the Serengeti; the crew is pleased. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Meet Kristan Serafino, Hollywood’s Most Sought-After Groomer," 22 Mar. 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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