body-shame

verb
\ ˈbä-dē-ˌshām How to pronounce body-shame (audio) \

Definition of body-shame

transitive verb

: to subject (someone) to body-shaming : to criticize or mock (someone) for supposed bodily faults or imperfections Over the years she's received a lot of negative comments on social media criticizing her wardrobe choices and body-shaming her, yet this hasn't stopped her from embracing her beauty and her body.— Amira Rasool

First Known Use of body-shame

2011, in the meaning defined above

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“Body-shame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/body-shame. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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