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  1. A diminutive of Judith or Jo, also used as a formal female given name.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Joe or Joseph, also used as a formal male given name.


Jody (plural Jodies)

  1. (slang) A male civilian who romances a military man's wife or girlfriend in 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 you 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.