\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

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

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 How to Make the Absolute Best Mac and Cheese Laura Murray Put your summer bod on hold. Paula Forbes, GQ, "How to Make the Absolute Best Mac and Cheese," 18 Apr. 2018 Take the first steps Want to join the party and ditch the dad bod? Amanda Loudin /, NBC News, "How to ditch the 'dad bod'," 21 Mar. 2018 The social media star posted posted a full-bod selfie snapped in her hotel bathroom, looking beach-ready in a very teeny red string swim suit by Chanel. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian Wore the Tiniest Bikini on Vacation in Turks and Caicos," 9 Apr. 2018

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1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of bod

: a person's body

: a person

Medical Definition of BOD 

biochemical oxygen demand; biological oxygen demand

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