Definition of peasecod-bellied in English:

peasecod-bellied

adjective

historical
  • Designating a doublet with the lower part of the front stiffly quilted and projecting, fashionable about the end of the 16th cent.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Bulwer (bap. 1606, d. 1656), medical practitioner and writer on deafness and on gesture.