Definition of blue-bellied in English:

blue-bellied

adjective

  • 1Southern United States Regional derogatory Derogatory (chiefly United States regional (southern)). Designating a person regarded as low, cowardly, or contemptible, especially (in the southern United States) a northerner (sometimes specifically a New Englander).

  • 2Especially in the names of animals: having a distinctive blue belly.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Faithfull Scout. From blue + bellied.

Pronunciation

blue-bellied

/ˌbluːˈbɛlɪd/