bel·​ly·​ful | \ ˈbe-lē-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce bellyful (audio) \

Definition of bellyful

: an excessive amount a bellyful of advice

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Examples of bellyful in a Sentence

The movie provides a bellyful of laughs. a bellyful of complaints about the new security procedures

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Who wants to talk of destruction with a bellyful of ribs? John Kass,, "Column: On the Fourth of July, gathering to celebrate the Declaration of Dependence," 2 July 2019 On its way to skim the lake and grab a bellyful of water to drop on a nearby forest fire, a CL-215—also known as Scooper—gave him a nice little haircut. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "CL-215 Scooper Gives Lucky Bystander a Haircut," 15 Aug. 2016 The ecologist gets his data and the caiman is none the worse for wear, save for losing a bellyful of rotting flesh. Jason Bittel, Smithsonian, "The Musk Turtle Beer Koozie and Other Household Items We Use for Science," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of bellyful

1535, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bellyful was in 1535

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English Language Learners Definition of bellyful

informal : a large amount of something

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