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body man

Syllabification: bod·y man

Definition of body man in English:

noun

North American informal
A political leader’s personal aide or assistant.
Example sentences
  • On NBC's "The West Wing," President Josiah Bartlet treated his body man, Charlie Young, like a son.
  • Meanwhile, the IHT profiles Obama's "body man" Reggie Love.
  • What a body man does depends on the politician.

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