One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The unpleasant smell of a person's unwashed body.
- ‘The farmer would then smell the girl a little to check for body odour.’
- ‘Quite the opposite occurred, for my gag reflex kicked in and the pong of body odour nearly knocked me out.’
- ‘All around us the landscape was black, and permeated by a smell like week-old body odour covered up by cheap deodorant.’
- ‘She also knew that she smelt strongly of body odour, she couldn't remember the last time she had washed properly.’
- ‘One can almost smell body odor coming off the page.’
- ‘Telling someone that foul body odour is effectively rotting bacteria, which never smells good to humans, is one direct approach.’
- ‘If someone smells badly from halitosis or body odour, or if someone is eating a McDonalds on a packed train, do we ask that they get banned also?’
- ‘Unlike death, taxes and body odour, though, this is not necessarily a wholly unpleasant fact.’
- ‘Shanghai men also use perfume, and they use it with great care, so as not to leave any overpowering aroma even though they have little body odour to hide.’
- ‘First of all, when you said humans were never attracted to the smell of body odour, you couldn't have been more wrong.’
- ‘The offender is described by police as grubby and tatty looking, with a very strong smell of body odour.’
- ‘She was sweaty and smelled pungently of body odor.’
- ‘The cells are cramped and inmates live in vast halls that smell of stale body odour and unchanged beds.’
- ‘I heard a grunt and the unmistakeable smell of body odour filled my nostrils.’
- ‘Although he understands that they are no more offensive to their men that English women are to English men, because of his size, he smells all details of body odor, and prefers their natural scent to that of perfume.’
- ‘The only drawback to the whole endeavour is that my body odor smells like spiced currants and caramel, so I'm actually inadvertently doing everyone a favor.’
- ‘Most of the world's humans are accustomed to the pungent smell of body odor.’
- ‘He wore a dark scarf covering his face and is described as smelling strongly of body odour.’
- ‘Then we pass through another narrow corridor into a wooden hut on stilts, where the smell of burning charcoal and body odour is overwhelming.’
- ‘Government scientists are evaluating new technology that allows people to be identified by body odour, making the tracing of criminals by their unique whiff, whether of fear, greed or excitement, a possibility within years.’
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