body-sham·​er ˈbä-dē-ˌshā-mər How to pronounce body-shamer (audio)
variants or body shamer
plural body-shamers or body shamers
: a person who subjects someone to body-shaming
A YouTuber has hit back at body shamers by proudly showing off her body in a bikini after bring cruelly criticized her for not having big enough boobs or a large butt.Olivia Elgart
Hyland has been targeted countless times before by body shamers who call her too thin and, even more shockingly, accuse her of having an eating disorder.Andrea Park

Examples of body-shamer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coughlan even asked to be naked on screen during the season in order to silence her body-shamers. Zack Sharf, Variety, 3 July 2024 In the past, the singer has also defended herself from body-shamers including CNN anchor Chris Wallace. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2024 She’s been candid about her weight, body-shamers, toxic workplace claims … and now, is sharing more of her unfiltered self. Karla Walsh, Country Living, 26 May 2023 Her medications for lupus changed her physical appearance and the singer often felt compelled to respond to body-shamers on social media with a brave face. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 12 Mar. 2023 Paulina Porizkova slammed body-shamers with a powerful clap back. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 9 Mar. 2023 The Only Murders in the Building star has been increasingly real about brushing off critiques of her looks, including the most vicious of trolls: body-shamers. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 21 Feb. 2023 Selena Gomez is hitting back at body-shamers. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 17 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

2010, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of body-shamer was in 2010

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“Body-shamer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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