no person; not anyone; no one: Nobody answered, so I hung up.
a person of no importance, influence, or power.
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How to use nobody in a sentence
There was nobody that I read who was like, “This is just… whatever.”‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
nobody ever says they want to become a cop so they can bust people for urinating in public or drinking alcohol on their stoop.
If nobody on the outside will send Teresa money, should she learn a prison hustle?How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’ | Michael Howard | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Unlike the characters he plays, men who came from nowhere and, as he himself puts it, “go home to nobody.”The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
nobody terrified audiences with a smile as well as Lee Marvin.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was aware that his act by this time, had helped nobody, had made no one happy or satisfied—not even himself.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
When you engaged yourself to the young woman you were poor and a nobody, and the step was perhaps excusable.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
nobody else wanted Hugh Egerton's society, and he began to believe that this girl sincerely did want it.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
And since nobody answered, Jolly Robin seemed to think he had silenced Mrs. Robin—for once.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
Please understand that nobody here had the least intention of playing a trick upon you!
British Dictionary definitions for nobody
no person; no-one
an insignificant person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with nobody
In addition to the idioms beginning with nobody
- nobody home
- like crazy (nobody's business)
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