The definition of body English is a movement of the body to try to influence an object in the air.
An example of body English is hitting a volleyball over a net while pushing your hands in the direction in which you want the volleyball to move.
a motion of the body, as after bowling a ball, in a semi-involuntary or joking effort to control the ball's movement
Origin of body Englishsee English,
- Bodily movement in a usually unconscious attempt to influence the trajectory of a moving object, such as a ball.
- Body language.
First attested 1908.