1 of 2


British : fellow, guy
: body


2 of 2


biochemical oxygen demand
biological oxygen demand

Example Sentences

Noun Some bod from the office rang you. He's a bit of an odd bod, but I quite like him.
Recent Examples on the Web
Who can forget Thelma & Louise's breakout character J.D., the cowboy hitchhiker with an irresistible southern drawl and smokin' hot bod? Diane J. Cho, Peoplemag, 18 Dec. 2022 When Zac Efron was cast as Kevin Von Erich for The Iron Claw, the question was whether Efron could bulk up his bod to play the pro wrestling champion. Dallas News, 26 Oct. 2022 While confectionary conglomerates around the world would applaud incorporating sticks of gum into your workout, walking and chewing gum isn’t exactly a fast-track to a beach bod. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 1 June 2018 This slim fit thin fabric brings coverage while showing off the bod. Christian Gollayan, Men's Health, 30 Nov. 2022 Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc Emily Ratajkowski showed off her bikini bod while staying at the classic Cannes hotspot, Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. People Staff, Peoplemag, 10 Aug. 2022 The heartbroken can choose between a break-up bod and a break-up bob. Luna Adler, Glamour, 26 July 2022 Our bb is no stranger to baring her bod, as she's resurrected the Y2K whale tail trend, shown off some major underboob, and joked about sharing her nude photos with fans. Seventeen, 1 Aug. 2022 Scrub these mitts all over your bod, especially between shaves. Jillian Ruffo, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bod was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Bod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


biochemical oxygen demand; biological oxygen demand
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