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Alternative forms[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of Judy, diminutive of Judith, q.v.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name from Hebrew.

Etymology 2[edit]

From a blend of Jo or Joe with Jody or Judy. Doublet of Ivanka, Jan, Janelle, Janet, Janey, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeannette, Jeannine, Jen, Jenna, Jenny, Jessie, Jo, Juanita, Shanae, Sinead, and Vanna in relation to most derivations of Jo as a female name.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name from French.
  2. A male given name from French.


Jody (plural Jodies)

  1. (US, military and prison slang) The man who seduces a soldier or inmate's wife or girlfriend during his absence.
    • 2004, Carol Burke, Camp all-American, Hanoi Jane, and the high-and-tight, page 31:
      Even today in the Marine Corps or the Army, one calls a jody, not a marching chant. For the trainee, Jody is the clever civilian who brutally divorces the soldier from the civilian world by appropriating all his possessions and loved ones.
      Ain't no use in callin home. Jody's on your telephone.
      Ain't no use in lookin' back.
      Jody's got your Cadillac.
      Ain't no use in goin' home.
      Jody's got your girl and gone.
      Ain't no use in feelin' blue.
      Jody's got your sister too.
    • 2008, Richard Engel, War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq, page 298:
      “What is Jody? a Jody is the guy back home with your wife or your girlfriend. That is what a Jody is,” Harris explained.