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bod

[bod] /bɒd/
noun, Informal.
1.
body:
You've got to have a great bod to look good in that bathing suit.
2.
Chiefly British. person:
We need a few more bods to help with the extra work.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; short for body

BOD

1.
biochemical oxygen demand.
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British Dictionary definitions for bod

bod

/bɒd/
noun (informal)
1.
a fellow; chap: he's a queer bod
2.
another word for body (sense 1)
Word Origin
C18: short for body

BOD

abbreviation
1.
biochemical oxygen demand
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Word Origin and History for bod
n.

1788, "a person," short for body. Meaning "physical body" is recorded from 1933.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bod

bod

noun
  1. A person (1930s+ British)
  2. The body; physique: Pamela Anderson (Brigitte Bardot hair, pouty lips, sex-doll bod)/ There are women who don't know any other way to relate except with their bods (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for bod

BOD

  1. bandwidth on demand
  2. biochemical oxygen demand
  3. biological oxygen demand
  4. board of directors
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Encyclopedia Article for bod

BOD

the amount of oxygen used by microorganisms in the process of breaking down organic matter in water. The more organic matter there is (e.g., in sewage), the greater the number of microbes. The more microbes there are, the greater the need of oxygen to support them; consequently, less oxygen is available for higher animals such as fishes. The BOD is therefore a reliable gauge of the organic pollution of a body of water. One of the main reasons for treating sewage or waste water prior to its return to a water resource is to lower its BOD-i.e., reduce its need of oxygen and thereby lessen its demand from the streams or rivers into which it is released.

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