belly ring


Definition of belly ring

: an ornamental ring or piece of jewelry attached to the skin around the navel According to a poll … in 1994, adolescent boys think belly rings are “sexy” or “cute,” and most girls consider them desirable, if you have the right kind of body.— Joan Jacobs Brumberg, The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls, 1998 Of course, as your pregnancy progresses and your tummy starts to jut out in earnest, you may find that your … belly ring becomes too uncomfortable to wear, thanks (or no thanks) to your taut, stretched-to-the-limit skin.— Heidi Murkoff et al., What to Expect When You're Expecting, 2008

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First Known Use of belly ring

1993, in the meaning defined above

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“Belly ring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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