Washboard abs? Out. Huge muscles? No thanks. This is the body that's in demand.

It's called the dad bod and if you're looking for a definition, then look no further than this article by a student at Clemson, who unofficially got the ball rolling with the craze:

The dad bod says, 'I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.' It's not an overweight guy, but it isn't one with washboard abs, either."

It's a trend and all trends eventually peter out like a bottle of Poland Spring at the water cooler. Sadly, that means the day when women yearn for guys with six-packs will come back 'round, but for now the everyman can rejoice in being, well, the everyman.

If the dad bod phenomenon ends -- and it will -- let's hope it doesn't give way to other more outlandish ones. The granddad bod, with a senior citizen hunched over at a 90-degree angle rocking suspenders to hold up pants pulled up to the nipples, is just not a good look for anyone.

Or, heaven forbid the dad sense of humor becomes a thing. We can't imagine a scenario where people will find knock knock jokes you tell to a waiter you don't even know will ever be cool.