n. A male physique characterized by a slight flabbiness, undefined musculature, and a noticeable beer belly; a man who has such a physique.
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That's what's so great about the dadbods. They enjoy life, and that’s both attractive (if you're into guys) and aspirational (if you're not). There's nothing wrong with having loads of chips, or two lunches, or an entire Nandos chicken while everyone else has a half.
—Chris Mandle, “In praise of the 'dadbod',” The Telegraph (London), May 01, 2015
The dad bod is a new trend and fraternity boys everywhere seem to be rejoicing. Turns out skipping the gym for a few brews last Thursday after class turned out to be in their favor. While we all love a sculpted guy, there is just something about the dad bod that makes boys seem more human, natural, and attractive.
—Mackenzie Pearson, “Why Girls Love The Dad Bod,” The Odyssey, March 30, 2015
Tommy Bahama knows how to target to their audience. #dadbod
—Calvin Mann, “Tommy Bahama…,” Twitter, November 28, 2014
2009 (earliest)
Its [sic] cause he has a little thing we at 3OH!3 HQ like to call "hot dad bod"
—Nathaniel Motte, “Its cause…,” Twitter, July 29, 2009
The word dadbod (or dad bod) began on Twitter, so it's only appropriate that the #dadbod hashtag is very popular right now in the Twittersphere.
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