body odor


: an unpleasant smell from the body of a person who has been sweating or is not clean

Examples of body odor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These sensory deficits can be helpful in some respects, though, because the I.S.S. tends to smell like body odor or farts. Kim Tingley, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023 That is, unpleasant breath and sometimes body odor. Mark Kurlansky, Bon Appétit, 6 Nov. 2023 The venue, which normally hosts metal and punk shows, smelled of marijuana, beer, and body odor, and it was packed with about 250 people, who parted to let the burly man in leather make his way to the middle of the floor where his opponent was waiting. Joshua Needelman, Curbed, 1 Nov. 2023 One of my male colleagues has absolutely horrific body odor. Roxane Gay, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2023 That being said, after 24 hours, our underarms were damp, and there was some body odor present. Melanie Rud, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 Say goodbye to body odor, musty towels, and sweat odors, thanks to the powerful odor elimination capabilities of this laundry detergent. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 18 Apr. 2023 In its place, such brands are opting to mask body odor with fresh scents or natural products like apple cider vinegar, sage or coconut oil. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2023 It's specifically designed to help remove smells like smoke, body odor, pet smells, and many more with its unique formula made with its trademarked OdorClear Technology. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Body odor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

body odor

: an unpleasant odor from a perspiring or unclean person
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