belly button


Definition of belly button

: the human navel

Examples of belly button in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, her iconic belly-button ring is in full view, begging the question, Is this the summer that belly button rings make their controversial comeback? Eliza Huber,, "Rihanna & Megan Thee Stallion Team Up For SavageXFenty," 21 May 2020 There were flapper-esque lines finished in a giant doughnut; sleeves that dusted the knees and sleeves that didn’t exist; bumps and bulges erupting from all sort of places; lace and nylon and cage-like creations; peekaboo with a belly button. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Velvet Ropes, Inclusion and Kanye West in Paris," 1 Mar. 2020 Fill your rain garden with grass and flowers, giving the illusion that your lawn has a beautiful belly button in bloom. Anna Brooks, Popular Science, "How to create a perfectly imperfect lawn," 15 June 2018 My kids would appear fuzzy on FaceTime, hair wet from their bath, belly buttons peeking out from their pajamas. Grace Farris, New York Times, "Fighting Coronavirus Means I Haven’t Seen My Kids for a Month," 15 Apr. 2020 The pieces, all shot on her London friends, looked risqué and clung to the body, often revealing a slice of belly button. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Knitwear Designer Katya Zelenstova Had to Leave Russia to Appreciate It," 10 Mar. 2020 Such key elements of Lopez's dress are its leaf bamboo print; flowing sleeves; neckline that plunges to her belly button; high slit; and circular brooch at the navel. Lindsay Weinberg, Billboard, "Versace Sues Fashion Nova Over Iconic Jennifer Lopez Dress Knockoff," 26 Nov. 2019 Don’t let your hips drop or pike up; pull belly button up toward spine and push the floor away from you with hands. Mallory Creveling,, "The 5-Move Resistance Band Workout for a Strong Butt," 16 Dec. 2019 The plunging neckline on her black velvet dress goes almost to her belly button, and pairs perfectly with her warm animal print coat. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Paired a Fuschia Lip With a Deep V-Neck LBD for a Night Out," 5 Dec. 2019

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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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15 Jun 2020

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“Belly button.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of belly button

: the human navel

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