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[joh-dee] /ˈdʒoʊ di/
a male or female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He grabbed Jody by the collar and dragged him from under the struggling horses.

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  • Jody Weir checked his horse and regarded Dines with a truculent stare.

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  • Caney paused with his foot in the stirrup to give Jody Weir a black look.

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  • Even so, Jody Weir could keep those location papers from reaching the recorder!

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • Jody Weir—and the girl in Hillsboro post office—steady, Johnny—steady, boy!

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Slang definitions & phrases for Jody



  1. A civilian who is thought to be prospering back home with a soldier's sweetheart, wife, job, etc: Jody was the guy going in the back door while you were walking down the front walk
  2. jody call

[WWII Army fr black; fr the full name Jody Grinder, that is, fornicator, probably fr an earlier black and prison character of similar import, Oolong the Chinese Grind-boy or Chinese Joe the Grinder]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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