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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 who knew what had been going on upstairs was there.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • She inquired how the accident happened; for this was still a mystery to everybody.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • They are borne by everybody and nobody, and are developed by everybody and nobody.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • everybody will rejoice with me; but I can say anything to her.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • "everybody to her taste," replied Barbara curtly, shrugging her shoulders.

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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