Definition of body shaming in English:

body shaming


mass noun
  • The action or practice of humiliating someone by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size.

    ‘she is not the only celebrity to speak up about body shaming’
    • ‘Body shaming is body shaming, regardless of whether it is directed at curvy girls or skinny girls.’
    • ‘Favoring a particular body type fosters body shaming, eating disorders and depression in young, impressionable women.’
    • ‘This incident is a disgusting display of sexism and body shaming.’
    • ‘Body shaming is awful and people hide behind social media.’
    • ‘But the mother of 6 didn't take the body shaming sitting down.’
    • ‘However, the reality TV veteran still gets her fair share of body shaming - for not having any cosmetic enhancements.’
    • ‘However, body shaming and cheap, provocative attempts to increase site traffic have drowned out your pro-women message.’
    • ‘Is this kind of guilt tripping and body shaming really the best way to shift your products?’
    • ‘Instead, the teen stood up to body shaming by happily posing for a photograph - in front of the hurtful graffiti.’


  • Expressing mockery or criticism about a person's body shape or size.

    ‘the singer has been dealing not only with heartache but with nasty body-shaming comments’
    ‘an Internet campaign against body-shaming bullies’
    • ‘As someone who can speak from multiple sides of the body-shaming epidemic, I thought my insight might prove helpful.’
    • ‘Don't do body-shaming stories and focus on gossip that isn't tied to a weight gain or loss.’
    • ‘She posted an emotional message on her Instagram feed to speak out against body-shaming commenters.’
    • ‘Luckily, the singer doesn't really care what anyone thinks (remember when she responded to those horrible body-shaming tweets?).’
    • ‘She said the body-shaming episode is evidence that stereotyping and bias against women politicians are still real issues.’
    • ‘Many were outraged over the campaign's seemingly body-shaming language.’
    • ‘She was criticized by body-shaming haters on the internet after she was photographed wearing a bikini and appearing to have gained a little bit of weight.’
    • ‘A mass demonstration was planned against the advert over claims that it was body-shaming.’
    • ‘The common denominator in all these body-shaming stories is that they're all about women.’
    • ‘When a US site outed her unaltered images and tried to slam her for having cellulite, she refused to be the butt of their body-shaming jibes.’