Definition of yellow-belly in English:

yellow-belly

noun

informal
  • 1A coward.

    • ‘And the fact that Stevie can sign, seal, and deliver on the Lakers front court to the tune of a triple-double does not bode well for the yellow-bellies.’
    • ‘As film historian Thomas Doherty notes, the ‘slanderous central conceit’ of High Noon was that ‘the Old West was packed with no-account yellow-bellies.’’
    • ‘Forget the yellow-bellies; the overcrowded prisons offer myriad low cost Rambo wannabes.’
    • ‘Okay I'm going to teach you yellow-bellies to kick and punch.’
    • ‘Of course, that don't mean having a revolution every day like them yellow-bellies and Bolsheviki, or every time some job-holder does something he ain't got no business to do.’
  • 2Any of various animals with yellow underparts.

    • ‘It's amazing how fast you can fin when a yellow-belly sea snake is chasing your tail!’
    • ‘The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (E. flaviventris) has the most colorful belly of the eastern group, but don't be mislead; an empid with a yellow belly is not necessarily a yellow-belly.’

Pronunciation:

yellow-belly

/ˈyelō ˌbelē/