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everybody

[ ev-ree-bod-ee, -buhd-ee ]
/ ˈɛv riˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i /
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pronoun

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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British Dictionary definitions for everybody

everybody
/ (ˈɛvrɪˌbɒdɪ) /

pronoun

every person; everyone

undefined everybody

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