jody

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Jody, a generic name for males romancing soldiers' girl friends while they are away from home.

Noun[edit]

jody ‎(plural jodies)

  1. A Jody call.
    • 1995, James E. Kennedy, About face: a gay officer's account of how he stopped prosecuting ...:
      I watched the formation move away and listened to the PT leader begin to call out a "jody," an Army song to help units run in step in formation
    • 2011, Mark Lauren; Joshua Clark, You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises, page 5:
      I walked back to the dorm as my team ran by in formation singing a jody about their last day.

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