bel·​ly·​band ˈbe-lē-ˌband How to pronounce bellyband (audio)
plural bellybands
: a band around or across the belly: such as
: a band that is used as packaging or decoration around a book, magazine, or similar item

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bellyband was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Bellyband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


bel·​ly·​band ˈbel-ē-ˌband How to pronounce bellyband (audio)
: a band around or across the belly
especially : band sense 1a
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