pronoun some·body \ˈsəm-(ˌ)bə-dē, -ˌbä-\

: a person who is not known, named, or specified

Full Definition of SOMEBODY

:  one or some person of unspecified or indefinite identity <somebody will come in>

Examples of SOMEBODY

  1. Somebody left you a message.
  2. The singer waved to somebody in the crowd.
  3. We need somebody who can work nights and weekends.
  4. Is that somebody you know?
  5. Somebody has to do it.
  6. After I turned down the job, she offered it to somebody else.

First Known Use of SOMEBODY

14th century



: an important person

Full Definition of SOMEBODY

:  a person of position or importance

Examples of SOMEBODY

  1. <a small-town girl who hopes to become a somebody someday>

First Known Use of SOMEBODY

circa 1566


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debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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