[noh-bod-ee, -buhd-ee, -buh-dee]
- no person; not anyone; no one: Nobody answered, so I hung up.
- a person of no importance, influence, or power.
Origin of nobody
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Examples from the Web for nobody
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
January 8, 2015
Nobody ever says they want to become a cop so they can bust people for urinating in public or drinking alcohol on their stoop.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
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’
January 6, 2015
Unlike the characters he plays, men who came from nowhere and, as he himself puts it, “go home to nobody.”
Nobody terrified audiences with a smile as well as Lee Marvin.
They all admired and respected her, and nobody doubted the reality of her adventures.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
"Nobody ever thinks I see anything," said Aunt Jane, in some dejection.
What I hear at night is the creaking of stairs, when I know that nobody ought to be stirring.
Hope bade one and another run for a physician, but nobody stirred.
I desired her to give it into her own hand, when nobody was by.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
- no person; no-one
- an insignificant person
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Word Origin and History for nobody
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with nobody
In addition to the idioms beginning with nobody
- nobody home
- like crazy (nobody's business)
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