gorbelly


gorbelly

gorbelly [gawr-bel-ee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural gor·bel·lies. Obsolete.

  1. a protruding belly.

Origin of gorbelly 1510–20; perhaps gore1 + belly; compare Swedish (dial.) går-bälg Related formsgor·bel·lied, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for gorbellied Historical Examples of gorbellied

  • He then asked the skipper what the idle lobcocks used to sacrifice to their gorbellied god on interlarded fish-days.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.

    Francois Rabelais

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