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  1. Mad-ox's Avatar
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    #1

    Cool tummy and belly

    hello everybody,


    Is there any difference in meaning between these two words: TUMMY and BELLY?

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    #2

    Re: tummy and belly

    Not to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: tummy and belly

    I want to say that "tummy" might be used slightly more than "belly" with children. But I also wouldn't bet anything on that.

    Does your tummy hurt?

    ... and certainly tummy/belly over stomach.

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    #4

    Re: tummy and belly

    I used 'tummy' with my children when they were fairly young. I use 'belly' in very informal situations, but normally use 'stomach'. I don't know whether it's personal, or British, but I cringe when I hear adults use 'tummy'.

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    #5

    Re: tummy and belly

    'Tummy' is frequently used as in in "tummy tuck", which is admittedly easier than 'abdominoplasty'.

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