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nobody

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pronoun no·body \ˈnō-bə-dē, -ˌbä-dē\

Simple Definition of nobody

  • : no person

Full Definition of nobody

  1. :  no person :  not anybody

Examples of nobody

  1. Nobody could answer my question.

  2. I guess I'll have to volunteer because it's clear nobody else will.



14th Century

First Known Use of nobody

14th century


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nobody

noun no·body

Simple Definition of nobody

  • : someone who is not important or has no influence

Full Definition of nobody

plural no·bod·ies

  1. :  a person of no influence or consequence

Examples of nobody

  1. He was a nobody in high school.

  2. <tired of feeling like a nobody, she decided to launch her own business>



1581

First Known Use of nobody

1581




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