See also: yellow belly

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EtymologyEdit

yellow +‎ belly

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  • IPA(key): /ˈjɛləʊbɛli/
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NounEdit

yellowbelly (plural yellowbellies)

  1. A coward.
  2. (Britain, slang) Someone from Lincolnshire.
  3. (Australia) The golden perch, Macquaria ambigua.
    • 1994, Rita Huggins & Jackie Huggins, Auntie Rita, in Heiss & Minter, Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, Allen & Unwin 2008, p. 151:
      The creeks gave us lots of food, too—yellow belly and jew, perch and eel.

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