body pillow

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body pillow (plural body pillows)

  1. A long body-length pillow that can be held or wrapped around one's body while sleeping.
    • 2000, Bradley G. Richardson, Daddy Smarts: A Guide for Rookie Fathers, Taylor Trade Publishing (2000), ISBN 1589791649, page 61:
      Between the five full-sized pillows and the four-foot body pillow my wife slept with, there was little room for me. I pretended to grow resentful of the body pillow and named him Fred, because I told my wife it was like having a four-foot man in our bed.
    • 2012, Alex Langley, The Geek Handbook: Practical Skills and Advice for the Likeable Modern Geek, Krause Publications (2012), ISBN 9781440232886, page 25:
      Once you think the Japanese voice acting is superior to the English voice acting, or have purchased a body pillow/mousepad with boobs of an anime character, or have tried to cosplay as your favorite anime character, you can rest assured that you are now an Anime geek.
    • 2012, Jane Palmer, Joanne Stone, Keith Eddleman, & Mary Duenwald, Pregnancy for Dummies, Wiley (2012), ISBN 9780730377412, unnumbered page:
      You can tuck the body pillow around your body in various places, which makes finding a comfortable position easier.

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