body count

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of body count

1 : a count of the bodies of killed enemy soldiers
2 : the number of persons involved in a particular activity

Examples of body count in a Sentence

  1. The rising body count fueled opposition to the war.

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First Known Use of body count

1962

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of body count for English Language Learners

  • : the number of people killed in a war, disaster, etc.


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