[ bod-ee man ]
/ ˈbɒd i ˌmæn /
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a male personal assistant to a politician, who, in addition to handling daily schedule and travel logistics, serves as a constant companion and attends to the politician’s immediate personal needs: Balancing an armful of papers, the body man ducked into a shop that sold the candidate’s preferred energy drink.
a person who repairs and refinishes the bodies of cars, trucks, and other vehicles.
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Origin of body man
First recorded in 1915–20 for def. 2, and in 2000–05 for def. 1
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How to use body man in a sentence
I met a guy who was a body man, like Gary, when he was in his 20s.Tony Hale Talks Return of ‘Veep,’ ‘Arrested Development’ & Being Weird|Kevin Fallon|April 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As his “body man,” Jason, comes in with a note, Kerry nods and unwinds his lanky fame from the chair.The New, Improved John Kerry|Sandra McElwaine|November 9, 2009|DAILY BEAST
He is not a public-body man, our 'Rector,' but his friends appreciate his keen, just judgment.Dutch Life in Town and Country|P. M. Hough
Once I was roused from a nap by Liberato, a faithful body-man, shuffling his feet to the sprightly movements of a bolero.Romantic Spain|John Augustus O'Shea
Without a well body man's hands would be idle and his brain dull.The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador|Dillon Wallace