body count

body count

noun
the number of soldiers killed in a specific period or in a particular military action: The daily body count increased as the war went on.

Origin:
1965–70

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body count definition


  1. n.
    the total of dead bodies after a battle. : The body count at Hill 49 was three.
  2. n.
    the total number of casualties after some kind of shake-up. : The pink slips are coming out every day. The body count on Monday was twenty-three.
  3. n.
    a count of people present. : The body count was about forty-five at the meeting.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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