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[ev-ree-bod-ee, -buhd-ee] /ˈɛv riˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i/
every person.
Origin of everybody
First recorded in 1520-30; every + body
Usage note
See each, else. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • everybody was drawn to her, yet not a soul took any comfort in her.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • everybody said that he had only succeeded in showing that his resignation was unnecessary.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • This was Katherine Holroyd, a sympathetic observer and everybody's intimate.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • In such a mood I wonder why everybody does not write poetry.

    Ballads of a Bohemian Robert W. Service
  • everybody else said that Dozier was the best man that ever pulled a gun out of leather.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
British Dictionary definitions for everybody


every person; everyone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for everybody

late 14c., from every + body.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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