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nobody

[ noh-bod-ee, -buhd-ee, -buh-dee ]
/ ˈnoʊˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i, -bə di /
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pronoun

no person; not anyone; no one: Nobody answered, so I hung up.

noun, plural no·bod·ies.

a person of no importance, influence, or power.

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Origin of nobody

First recorded 1300–50; Middle English; see origin at no2, body

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH nobody

nobody , no one, none1
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British Dictionary definitions for nobody

nobody
/ (ˈnəʊbədɪ) /

pronoun

no person; no-one

noun plural -bodies

an insignificant person

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