noun Informal.

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

Nearby words

  1. bock,
  2. bock beer,
  3. bockedy,
  4. bockscar,
  5. bocor,
  6. boda-boda,
  7. bodacious,
  8. bodaciously,
  9. bodansky unit,
  10. bodanzky

Origin of bod

First recorded in 1780–90; short for body


biochemical oxygen demand. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bod

British Dictionary definitions for bod


noun informal

a fellow; chaphe's a queer bod
another word for body (def. 1)

Word Origin for bod

C18: short for body


abbreviation for

biochemical oxygen demand
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Word Origin and History for bod



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

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