belly button

noun

Definition of belly button

: the human navel

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Pulse this up 20 times while pulling your belly button away from the floor. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "A no-sweat, full body workout for busy days," 25 June 2019 Make sure to have the examiner look in your ears, hair and belly button. Dakota Kim, Sunset, "Your Complete Guide to Surviving Tick Season," 22 Jan. 2018 The hallmark symptom of appendicitis is sudden pain that starts on the right side of your lower abdomen or that starts around your belly button and shifts to your lower right abdomen. Korin Miller, SELF, "8 Vomiting Causes to Consider Next Time You’re Really Sick," 18 Jan. 2019 The dress also featured a plunging neckline which dipped below her belly button, revealing Kim's entire torso. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian's Met Gala Afterparty Looks Were Skintight and See-Through," 7 May 2019 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

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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 How to pronounce belly button (audio) \

Medical Definition of belly button

: the human navel

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