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" A few minutes later, her body woman delivered her a cookie . . ."

Dana Goodyear used this term a few times in her profile of presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

The term appears a few times in web searches but not in WR dictionary. First use might be in 2008. Refers to the personal assistant (man [body man] or woman) to a politician or political candidate.

Kamala Harris Makes Her Case
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  • much_rice

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    English - American
    I was also struck by this phrase while reading the Harris profile. It sounds like it's a synonym for "bodyguard," but the writer wanted to make sure we knew the guard was a woman.


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    British English (Sussex)
    According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it's a female personal assistant to a political candidate or politician.

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    It reminds me of a time when rich people had "body servants" (maids, valets etc.).
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