Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
1. A person of small size; often used contemptuously. [bɔd]
Abd. 1898 E.D.D.:
Bod. In use fifty years ago, esp. as a nickname for a short man.
2. A person in gen., with derogatory significance.
Edb. 1788 J. Macaulay Poems 143:
While aulder bods were babees birling, We took our slide. Rnf. 1813 E. Picken Poems, etc. II. 131:
Sae he made a lang blaw about graces, an' gods, Like Vulcan, an' Bachus, an' ither sic bods.
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