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Body Nazi

noun; compounding
A hardcore exercise and weightlifting fanatic who looks down on anyone who doesn't work out obsessively A term was needed to describe those who exercise during all of their spare time to ensure that their bodies are in peak condition all the time. The reasoning behind using the word Nazis is because they were known as extremely intense people who expected everybody to meet their standards. They would think lowly of those who weren’t exactly the same as they were. In this context, body Nazis uses a metaphor. It’s probably used most in exercise communities and was coined as an intensifier.
 
He's here in the Pines on a weeknight because the body Nazis don't arrive en masse until Friday night.
Etymology : From Middle English bodi, from Old English bodig, from Old High German boteh “corpse” + from German from Nationalsozialist, from national “national” + Sozialist “socialist,” from Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei “National Socialist German Workers' Party”
Source : The Village Voice
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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