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After Jody, a recurring character in some traditional cadence calls.
- (US, military, slang) A cadence or cadence call, a traditional call-and-response work song sung by military personnel while running or marching.
1990, Dwight A. Beck, Army Green: A Way of Life: The Enlisted Years:
- No matter how tired they became, once someone in the ranks began a Jody call, the whole platoon would pick it up and everyone seemed to march a little taller.