[ ev-ree-bod-ee, -buhd-ee ]
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  1. every person.

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Origin of everybody

First recorded in 1520–30; every + body

usage note For everybody

See each, else.

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How to use everybody in a sentence

  • Polavieja, as everybody knew, was the chosen executive of the friars, whose only care was to secure their own position.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • We all rose to our feet, and he shook hands with everybody without waiting to be introduced.

  • Though, as everybody well knew, the doctor had forbidden her to lift so much as a pin!

  • Although everybody laughed at such a notion, the Worm-eating Warbler declared that he had a right to his own belief.

    The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
  • So everybody began looking for the appearance of his story in all the leading magazines.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux

British Dictionary definitions for everybody


/ (ˈɛvrɪˌbɒdɪ) /

  1. every person; everyone


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