[ suhm-bod-ee, -buhd-ee, -buh-dee ]
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  1. some person.

noun,plural some·bod·ies.
  1. a person of some note or importance.

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Origin of somebody

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at some, body

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British Dictionary definitions for somebody


/ (ˈsʌmbədɪ) /

  1. some person; someone

nounplural -bodies
  1. a person of greater importance than others: he seems to be somebody in this town


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