dad bod

noun
plural dad bods

Definition of dad bod

informal
: a physique regarded as typical of an average father especially : one that is slightly overweight and not extremely muscular "… I am not going to have a belly. I think I have too much ego to have a dad bod—even though I'm a dad. …" — Marlon Wayans If the proud owner of a dad bod were to write a guidebook on how to achieve this sought after physique—somewhat muscular, but with some extra flesh and a belly—what should it be titled? TheWeek.com The "dad bod" became the hot new look. Even Hollywood latched onto the more attainable physique with actors sporting bodies that were not chiseled, not incredibly lean, and a little soft in the middle. — Abby Eden

First Known Use of dad bod

2003, in the meaning defined above

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“Dad bod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dad%20bod. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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