MEANING: noun: One who takes great pleasure in eating; a glutton.

ETYMOLOGY: A bellygod is one who makes a god of his belly, i.e. a glutton. From Old English belig (bag) + god. Earliest documented use: 1540.

USAGE: "Hudibras becomes the puritan bellygod par excellence:
Our knight did bear no less a pack
Of his own buttocks on his back."
Kristen Poole; Radical Religion from Shakespeare to Milton; Cambridge University Press; 2000.
b -> h

HELLYGOD - a fat mephistopheles who ate all errant souls in deepest hell.