body English

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Etymology[edit]

First attested 1908. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

body English (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) A body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to "persuade" the ball to go in a desired direction. Also applies to various riding sports, such as motorcycling or surfing.

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