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hardbody

[hahrd-bod-ee] /ˈhɑrdˌbɒd i/
noun, plural hardbodies. Slang.
1.
a person who is muscular and physically fit.
Related forms
hard-bodied, adjective
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Historical Examples
  • The exterior of this beetle is extremely hard, even exceptionally so among the hard-bodied weevils.

    Insect Architecture James Rennie
  • It is preferable, however, to pack beetles and other hard-bodied insects in layers of cotton batting.

Contemporary definitions for hard-bodied
noun

the physique of someone who is extremely physically fit and has well-developed muscles; the body of a devoted weight-lifter

Word Origin

1960-65

Usage Note

informal; hard-bodied, adj.

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