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 While interest rates are notoriously difficult to predict, nobody is forecasting negative rates on mainstream consumer loans. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Negative interest rates: What they are, how they work and whether they are coming to the U.S.," 31 May 2020 As far as Instagram travel buddies go nobody is closer (or cuter) than Herbee and Audree. The duo traverses the globe together, spending time in castles in Germany and sitting by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Forget Humans, This Cat and Hedgehog Duo Are the Travel Influencers You Need to Follow," 29 May 2020 Associated Press New Zealand’s prime minister turned away from restaurant In New Zealand, nobody is exempt from the strict measures the country has taken to reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus. BostonGlobe.com, "New lockdown introduced as virus resurges in China," 17 May 2020 They were all sent on their way and advised that there was no occupancy permit on file and nobody should be in the building. cleveland, "Boy creates elaborate story after setting fire: South Euclid Police Blotter," 15 May 2020 Listen, nobody is going to feel sorry for Curt Funk, the new coach at Fishers, or Michael Kelly, the new coach at Hamilton Southeastern. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, "A 2-school district with 2 new coaches. How Fishers, HSE football face challenges, opportunity," 15 May 2020 Removing the physical office space means nobody gets any sense of how fancy or well-appointed (or not) anybody else’s surroundings are. Grace Chen, Quartz at Work, "Video conferencing is a secret equalizer for women," 7 May 2020 If nobody—or everybody—figures out the storyteller's card, the storyteller gets nothing and all other players score 2 points. Aaron Zimmerman, Dan Thurot, Ars Technica, "The best board games to play with your quarantined housemates," 26 Apr. 2020 But nobody at Maserati is going to tell you this is supposed to be a hooligan machine. Jared Gall, Car and Driver, "2020 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 Is Not Special Enough," 21 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of nobody was in the 14th century

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“Nobody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nobody. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for nobody

nobody

pronoun
How to pronounce nobody (audio)

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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