or bod·y-build·ing, bod·y build·ing

[ bod-ee-bil-ding ]
/ ˈbɒd iˌbɪl dɪŋ /


the act or practice of exercising, lifting weights, etc., so as to develop the muscles of the body.

Origin of bodybuilding

1900–05; from the verb phrase build (up one's) body; see -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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