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bodybuilding

or bod·y-build·ing, bod·y build·ing

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

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

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Nearby words

body-search, body-surf, bodyboard, bodyboarding, bodybuilder, bodybuilding, bodycheck, bodyguard, bodyshell, bodysuit, bodywear

Origin of bodybuilding

1900–05; from the verb phrase build (up one's) body; see -ing1
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Examples from the Web for bodybuilding

  • Morgan was remanded and on Monday he was on his way back to North Carolina, where he was once a bodybuilding champion.

    The Mystery of Donald Ray Morgan, the 44-Year-Old American Who Loved ISIS|Michael Daly|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • He was a 44-year-old man from North Carolina who had done time in prison and had once been a bodybuilding champion.

  • He looked far smaller than the legendary Arnold of bodybuilding and movie days.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger Comes Clean|Laurence Leamer|September 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST