Entry from US English dictionary
A list or total of casualties.
- She had had more than a few close calls, but as yet, her parents remained the only two on the list of her body count.
- The body count from the war-exacerbated Afghan famine will exceed the Dresden total and may be as high as Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
- On the one hand, it's nice not to have the press obsessively measuring American success or failure in terms of the body count.
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Syllabification: bod·y count
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