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

Singer joins some interesting arms in Northwest Arkansas, but nobody imminent. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Bobby Witt Jr., Ned Yost, Patrick Mahomes and dad’n," 4 June 2019 If nobody matches Friday's numbers, the next Mega Millions drawing will be Tuesday night. CBS News, "Mega Millions winning numbers: 25, 37, 46, 48, 68; Mega Ball 25," 4 June 2019 Point is, ain’t nobody got time for the same old stale workout. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Tired Of The Gym? Unique Dance Fitness Classes Near You," 4 June 2019 And no, nobody from the county will be showing up Monday morning to dig a 6-foot hole in your yard. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "No, your street name isn’t changing to Cannabis Way: Prank calls have Kitsap County abuzz," 3 June 2019 That's the day Alaka'i envisions: when a Skai flies by and nobody looks up. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Could This Hydrogen-Powered Drone Make Flying Transportation Possible?," 30 May 2019 But nobody had yet looked into how AR might alter social interaction. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Augmented reality changes how people interact and communicate, study finds," 29 May 2019 And nobody pays attention to detail and perceived character slights than Thrones fans. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Kit Harington Says Game of Thrones Fans Were 'in Denial' About Dany's Fate," 20 May 2019 Meanwhile, the most recent battle, one that literally nobody asked for, is between morning talk show host Kelly Ripa and The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Celebrity Feuds on Social Media: Delicious or Dangerous?," 16 May 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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