belly button


Definition of belly button

: the human navel

Examples of belly button in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All leg garments must fall above the knee, and all torso garments must fall above the belly button. Ali Ruth, The New Yorker, 4 Aug. 2022 Mayo Clinic describes chronic pelvic floor pain for women as pain in the area between the hips and below the belly button that lasts for longer than six months. Amethyst Tate,, 21 July 2022 Exhale slowly and feel the belly button come towards the spine. Zee Clarke, Essence, 13 June 2022 Modern egg-hatchers like snakes and birds lose their belly button scar within a few days or weeks after hatching. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 June 2022 Dua wore a silver necklace, a couple of rings, and a belly button ring. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 7 June 2022 The top revealed a basic black bra and silver belly button ring. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 23 May 2022 The waistband-free design makes the leggings fall right below the belly button and won't cut you off at the middle. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2022 Her edgy look also featured the lavish, purple fur coat seen earlier in the day at the Gucci show, as well as strap-up jeweled sandals and a cross necklace that perfectly rested on her belly button. Georgia Slater,, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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7 Aug 2022

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“Belly button.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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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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