body count


the number of soldiers killed in a specific period or in a particular military action: The daily body count increased as the war went on.

Origin of body count

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for body count

census, inventory, muster, poll, reckoning, repertory, roster

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Contemporary Examples of body count

  • Is there a body-count amount that will cause a shift in her political calculation?

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    Worse Than the War

    John Avlon

    April 9, 2009