yellowbelly

noun

Definition of yellowbelly

1 a : pumpkinseed 1
b : squawfish 1
c : callop
d New Zealand : any of several flatfishes (as Ammotretis guntheri) that are important market fish
e southern Africa : a guasa (Epinephelus guaza)
2 : yellow berry 2
3 : one who is yellow : coward
  • was called a yellowbelly when he would not enlist at the beginning of the war
4 a dated, disparaging + offensive : a person having yellowish or light brown skin
b Southwest, dated, disparaging + offensive : mexican

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Origin and Etymology of yellowbelly

1yellow + belly


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