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body count

noun

Simple Definition of body count

  • : the number of people killed in a war, disaster, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of body count

  1. 1 :  a count of the bodies of killed enemy soldiers

  2. 2 :  the number of persons involved in a particular activity

Examples of body count in a sentence

  1. The rising body count fueled opposition to the war.



1965

First Known Use of body count

1965


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