- noun the body. The short form is usually heard in American speech, as in ‘check out his great bod’. In British middle-class speech it refers to an individual, as in ‘odd-bod’.
- noun a tedious, intrusive, pretentious or otherwise irritating person. A vogue term among the fashionable young in the later 1980s. The word may be a shortening of the synonymous ‘wimp-bod’.
- acronym forbiochemical oxygen demand
(written as BOD)