nobody

pronoun
no·​body | \ ˈnō-(ˌ)bə-dē How to pronounce nobody (audio) , -ˌbä-\

Definition of nobody

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: no person : not anybody

nobody

noun
plural nobodies

Definition of nobody (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person of no influence or consequence

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Examples of nobody in a Sentence

Pronoun

Nobody could answer my question. I guess I'll have to volunteer because it's clear nobody else will.

Noun

He was a nobody in high school. tired of feeling like a nobody, she decided to launch her own business
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Twenty-five people were evaluated for injuries, and four were taken to Harborview Medical Center, but nobody was seriously hurt, officials said. Nina Shapiro, The Seattle Times, "Bumbershoot attendees describe lying in crush of people after barricade collapse," 2 Sep. 2019 In a surprise to exactly nobody, the BA office has a pretty spectacular snack selection. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "All Hail BjornQorn, the (Still) Reigning King of BA’s Office Snack Table," 30 Aug. 2019 That’s pretty amazing, especially since nobody’s really duplicated Homeworld to this day—no spiritual successors, nothing. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Gearbox finally announces a proper Homeworld sequel, 15 long years later," 30 Aug. 2019 That Bryce Walker is dead and nobody knows who killed him. Chelsea Greenwood Lassman, Teen Vogue, ""13 Reasons Why" Season 3 Recapped and the Questions We Have for Season 4," 29 Aug. 2019 There were complaints from Attlee’s political opponents, including former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, but nobody suggested George should have refused the request and no attempts to challenge it were made in court. Laura Beers, The Conversation, "Why the queen said yes to Boris Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament," 29 Aug. 2019 That was baked in from the beginning: nobody in this book is going to catch a break for a long time, or at all. Ryan Chapman, Longreads, "‘Nobody in This Book Is Going to Catch a Break’: Téa Obreht on “Inland”," 28 Aug. 2019 How come nobody went to jail for poisoning the water supply of Flint, Michigan? Kevin Baker, Harper's magazine, "The Deep State of Dementia," 19 Aug. 2019 Today, 30 years on, nobody knows how many were killed in and around Tiananmen Square, in that bloody culmination of student protests in Beijing on June 4th 1989. The Economist, "Chinese troops must stay off the streets of Hong Kong," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of nobody

Pronoun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1583, in the meaning defined above

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nobody

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of nobody

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: no person

nobody

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nobody (Entry 2 of 2)

: someone who is not important or has no influence

nobody

pronoun
no·​body | \ ˈnō-ˌbä-dē How to pronounce nobody (audio) , -bə-dē\

Kids Definition of nobody

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: no person : not anybody Nobody lives in that house.

nobody

noun
plural nobodies

Kids Definition of nobody (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person of no importance

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