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bad-belly

[Car.; a calque; cf. Yoruba inu mi kò dara (lit. belly my not good) My stomach is upset (Oyedeji p.c.)] n. phr. abdominal illness: 1918 B'o' White-Bud was sick, he got bad bellee (Parsons 110). (Gen.)

Tags: anatomy, calque, noun phrase

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Last update: 2010-09-09 02:37
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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