1 of 2


British : fellow, guy
: body


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biochemical oxygen demand
biological oxygen demand

Examples of bod in a Sentence

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
The 69-year-old media mogul recently showed off her fit bod on the red carpet at The Color Purple world premiere, which took place at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 9 Dec. 2023 To put it simply, viewers see a whole lot of Polly's naked bod. Addison Aloian, Women's Health, 8 Sep. 2023 Figuring out what to make for dinner can be a puzzle of available ingredients, cravings, and what your bod needs (greens, stat!). Samantha MacAvoy, Women's Health, 22 Aug. 2023 Understanding the inner workings of your bod can be overwhelming. Andi Breitowich, Women's Health, 8 Aug. 2023 Versatile driveline, beefy bod with power to match. Martin Padgett Jr., Car and Driver, 2 Aug. 2023 Imagine material that can speed recovery and improve blood flow throughout your bod. Addison Aloian, Women's Health, 20 July 2023 Instagram posts have appeared with images of your swole bod. Steven Levy, WIRED, 14 July 2023 The thinking is, choosing to stay in uncomfortably cold water helps your bod build resilience and deal with other stressors better, too. Addison Aloian, Women's Health, 7 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bod was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Bod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


biochemical oxygen demand; biological oxygen demand
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