[ev-ree-bod-ee, -buhd-ee]


every person.

Origin of everybody

First recorded in 1520–30; every + body

Usage note

See each, else.
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Related Words for everybody

all, anybody, generality, masses, people, populace

Examples from the Web for everybody

Contemporary Examples of everybody

Historical Examples of everybody

  • Everybody was drawn to her, yet not a soul took any comfort in her.


    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.


    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.

British Dictionary definitions for everybody



every person; everyone


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Word Origin and History for everybody

late 14c., from every + body.

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