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Definition of bod

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 British : fellow, guy
2 : body

Definition of BOD (Entry 2 of 2)

1 biochemical oxygen demand
2 biological oxygen demand

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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: Noun After you're done rubbing down the rest of your bod, blend a little leftover product onto the tops of your hands and feet. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "The Best Self-Tanner Tips for a 100% Natural-Looking Glow," 10 June 2020 But with its new bod, the Sentra deserves a look at the dealer as well. cleveland, "Affordable Nissan Sentra makes your pulse accelerate, until you hit the gas pedal (review)," 9 May 2020 Darren has an immaculate dad-bod that rivals Hershel Walker's. Brandon Folsom, Detroit Free Press, "New Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift's father is ripped, has the opposite of a dad bod," 25 Apr. 2020 Researchers have known for a while that our tongues (as well as our guts, skin, belly button, and every other crevice of our bods) are teeming with microbes. Popular Science, "This photo confirms that your tongue is basically a microbe party," 20 Apr. 2020 The 37-year-old pop star and boyfriend Sam Asghari showed off their beach bods during a steamy video montage of the couple practicing dance moves by the pool. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "Britney Spears shows off her 'fun summer' in a bikini twirl with boyfriend Sam Asghari," 18 July 2019 Dad bod and other symptoms of advancing age have overtaken many of the guys, while a good number of the women tend to be fitter, sleeker, better dressed, and hotter than ever. Holly Ojalvo, Quartz, "Your amazement at J Lo is ageist as hell," 5 Feb. 2020 His weirdly slender cat bod and cowboy hat did not go unnoticed on Twitter. Elahe Izadi, Washington Post, "The new ‘Cats’ trailer is here. It’s time to discuss these cat bodies.," 19 Nov. 2019 Plus, the haters shaming Tom Brady for having a dad bod. Fox News, "Judge orders Fusion GPS to give deposition over dossier," 28 July 2018

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1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bod

chiefly US : a person's body
British : a person

Medical Definition of BOD

biochemical oxygen demand; biological oxygen demand

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