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somebody

[ suhm-bod-ee, -buhd-ee, -buh-dee ]
/ ˈsʌmˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i, -bə di /
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pronoun
some person.
noun, plural some·bod·ies.
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

somebody
/ (ˈsʌmbədɪ) /

pronoun
some person; someone
noun plural -bodies
a person of greater importance than othershe seems to be somebody in this town

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