informal + old-fashioned
: not having courage : cowardly
He's a yellow-bellied traitor!

Examples of yellow-bellied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Late, uncommon migrants included Acadian flycatchers in a few places, alder and yellow-bellied flycatchers at Wing Island in Brewster, and a dark-eyed junco and a chestnut-sided warbler in Wellfleet., 28 June 2023

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“Yellow-bellied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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