body pillow


: a large, elongated pillow used to support the body especially during sleep
There also are body pillows for side sleepers so they can place part of the pillow between their legs and better align their spine.Nzong Xiong, News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 27 Dec. 2007

Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of body pillow was in 1973

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“Body pillow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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