One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he scratched his hairy belly’
stomach, abdomen, paunch, middle, midriff, girth
informal tummy, tum, gut, guts, insides, pot, bread basket, pot belly, beer belly, beer gut, spare tyre, middle-aged spread
Scottish informal kyte
North American informal bay window
NZ Australian informal bingy
humorous, dated corporation
2‘the aircraft finally came to rest on its belly’
undercarriage, underbelly, underside, undersurface, underneath, underpart, lower side, bottom
1‘her skirt bellied out in the wind’
billow, billow out, bulge, bulge out, swell, swell out, balloon, balloon out, bag, bag out, fill out, puff out
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