\ ˈbäd \

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


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

Last but not least, white shirting, from button-downs to poplin dresses lend a fresh ethereal vibe to every growing bod. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "How One Fashion Editor Tackled Maternity Style," 6 July 2017 Your bod has various erogenous zones, which are areas of your body that are more sensitive than others. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "15 Things Every Girl Needs to Know About Masturbation," 10 Sep. 2018 Since the perfume bottle is supposed to be in the shape of her naked bod, Kim shares behind-the-scenes pics of her getting covered in clay for an all-too-realistic mold. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Here's Every Single Time Kim Kardashian Has Posted Naked Pics on Instagram," 19 July 2018 Train with Nike in Switzerland The Swiss Alps are a hotbed of hot bods. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "Spring Clean Your Winter Bod at These Wellness-Focused Luxe Hotels," 29 Mar. 2018 Designed for anyone with dull, dry hair, these vitamin-rich products give your strands the kind of nourishment that a green juice gives your bod. Rebecca Norris, Allure, "Briogeo's Be Gentle, Be Kind Shampoo and Conditioner Are Already Sephora Best-Sellers," 15 June 2018 Getty Images Bella Hadid is living her best life at the Cannes Film Festival this year and, today, her best life includes strutting around town in a casual bod look that will make your jaw drop. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Bella Hadid Nails the Casual BOD Look in Cannes," 12 May 2018 Yep: Roger Federer is supposed to be at work on a Roger Federer dad bod. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Roger Federer Can’t Be Stopped," 23 May 2018 And, according to Entertainment Tonight, the Leftovers star has also been working on getting a shredded post-breakup revenge bod. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Walking 6-Pack Justin Theroux Finally Getting Into Shape," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bod


1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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to express emotion in a dramatic way

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