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EtymologyEdit

no +‎ body

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnəʊ.bə.di/, /ˈnəʊ.bɒ.di/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈnoʊ.bə.di/, /ˈnoʊ.bɑ.di/

PronounEdit

nobody

  1. Not any person; the logical negation of somebody.
    I asked several people, but nobody knew how.
    As nobody who is not blind can have failed to notice, I had my hair cut just yesterday.

Usage notesEdit

  • Nobody has a lower degree of formality than no one, but is still standard and is unremarkable in more formal contexts.
  • See more at no one

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NounEdit

nobody (plural nobodies)

  1. Someone who is not important or well-known.
    • 1835, Charlotte Brontë, chapter XXVII, in Villette[1]:
      “‘The nobody you once thought me!’ I repeated, and my face grew a little hot; but I would not be angry: of what importance was a school-girl’s crude use of the terms nobody and somebody?”

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