noun, plural no·bod·ies.
- noblesse oblige,
- nobody home,
- nobody's fool,
- nocardia asteroides
Origin of nobody
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|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|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|DAILY BEAST
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.
Though he had nobody to save for, he laid up at least as much as he spent.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
And it went so that nobody thought anything of them but evil, from that time.The Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen|B. F. De Costa
Nobody comes out this far unless theyre huntin for the lake, but youre the first to come in a steam car without rails.The Motor Boys Across the Plains|Clarence Young
Nobody will think anything of my goin' a berryin'—I have a desp'rate wish to see this Dus!The Chainbearer|J. Fenimore Cooper
He always has things his own way, though he brings it about so quietly that nobody would even suspect him of being self-willed.Macaria|Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
noun plural -bodies
mid-14c., no body "no person noone," from Middle English no (adj.) "not any" + bodi (see body (n.)). Written as two words 14c.-18c.; hyphenated 17c.-18c. Incorrect use with their is attested from 1540s. Meaning "person of no importance" is from 1580s.
In addition to the idioms beginning with nobody
- nobody home
- like crazy (nobody's business)