Definition of Jody call in English:

Jody call

Syllabification: Jo·dy call
Pronunciation: /ˈjōdē ˌkôl


  • A song, refrain, or cadence sung in time to marching.
    More example sentences
    • The military also objected to the rhyming boot camp chants, or ‘Jody calls’, by the jogging soldiers in the film.
    • As they get closer to the main base, the Jody calls get louder until they reach the Parade Deck.
    • Gone, too, are the Jody calls, cadences in which a back-home character named Jody was ruining a soldier's life.

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