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noun Informal.
  1. body: You've got to have a great bod to look good in that bathing suit.
  2. Chiefly British. person: We need a few more bods to help with the extra work.
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Origin of bod

First recorded in 1780–90; short for body

BOD

  1. biochemical oxygen demand.
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Related Words for bod

frame, carcass, torso, shaft, embodiment, figure, form, makeup, tenement, anatomy, shape, chassis, build, trunk, constitution, beefcake, protoplasm, bod, development, attitude

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Historical Examples of bod

  • Through this an arched way was dug, by which the Indians bore his bod to the grave.

    Cape Cod

    Henry D. Thoreau

  • Bodice, bod′is, n. a woman's outer garment covering the waist and bust: the close-fitting waist or body of a woman's gown.

  • Bodkin, bod′kin, n. a small dagger: a small instrument for pricking holes or for dressing the hair: a large blunt needle.

  • The muscles of her neck and the veins of her forehead stand out like cords, while perspiration streams from her bod.

    The Tinguian

    Fay-Cooper Cole

  • She's a rare wench, and would sooner see a rebel hanged, than bod her nose at a basin of swig and roasted apples.


British Dictionary definitions for bod

bod

noun informal
  1. a fellow; chaphe's a queer bod
  2. another word for body (def. 1)
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Word Origin for bod

C18: short for body

BOD

abbreviation for
  1. biochemical oxygen demand
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Word Origin and History for bod

n.

1788, "a person," short for body. Meaning "physical body" is recorded from 1933.

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