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Definition of bod

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 British : fellow, guy
2 : body

Definition of BOD (Entry 2 of 2)

1 biochemical oxygen demand
2 biological oxygen demand

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Examples of bod in a Sentence

Noun Some bod from the office rang you. He's a bit of an odd bod, but I quite like him.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun His weirdly slender cat bod and cowboy hat did not go unnoticed on Twitter. Elahe Izadi, Washington Post, "The new ‘Cats’ trailer is here. It’s time to discuss these cat bodies.," 19 Nov. 2019 Plus, the haters shaming Tom Brady for having a dad bod. Fox News, "Judge orders Fusion GPS to give deposition over dossier," 28 July 2018 Black and Kyle Gass’ goofy, delusional, metal gods in dad bods schtick hasn’t changed in the slightest since their HBO series first aired in 1997. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lollapalooza 2019: Lil Wayne and J. Balvin make history on day 3 — and Balvin brings out Wisin y Yandel," 4 Aug. 2019 Turn this miracle bottle from hair to clothing and the results are even more beneficial for our bods and the environment. Elizabeth Buxton,, "Dry Shampoo For Your Clothes Exists — & It's Amazing," 7 June 2019 Matthew McConaughey has lit up the big screen, the silver screen, and our hearts with his Texas drawl and super buff bod for decades. Hallie Gould, Marie Claire, "Matthew McConaughey Explains His Famous Catchphrase," 12 Mar. 2014 Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood March 12 Accept the chaos, embrace the mom bod and stress less about germs, among other things. Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, "Forget Attachment Parenting and Tiger Parenting, It’s Time to Take Care of Mom and Dad," 26 Jan. 2019 Last but not least, white shirting, from button-downs to poplin dresses lend a fresh ethereal vibe to every growing bod. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "How One Fashion Editor Tackled Maternity Style," 6 July 2017 Your bod has various erogenous zones, which are areas of your body that are more sensitive than others. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "15 Things Every Girl Needs to Know About Masturbation," 10 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of bod


1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Bod.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bod

chiefly US : a person's body
British : a person

Medical Definition of BOD

biochemical oxygen demand; biological oxygen demand

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good-natured easy friendliness

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