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

Speedos and sungas and thong bikinis are the seaside norm, no matter your body shape (nobody’s judging in Rio), and breezy, light and polychrome are the de facto wardrobe codes, day to night. Nick Remsen, Vogue, "Rio de Janeiro, Right Now: 5 Reasons to Visit the Extraordinary Brazilian City," 19 Mar. 2019 The terrifying footage spread on social media over the weekend, showing a tidal wave of snow balloon over the road: Despite the harrowing ordeal, nobody was hurt in the incident, according to local reports. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Harrowing Video Shows Massive Avalanche Blanket Colorado Highway," 4 Mar. 2019 Fascinatingly, nobody calls me that, people don’t attack me that much on Twitter. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Ezra Klein and Kara Swisher on the future of journalism," 12 Dec. 2018 But nobody's examined the texts of the people working for him. NBC News, "Meet the Press - July 8, 2018," 8 July 2018 And guys are covered in it and nobody ever tells them to shave it all off. 2. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, "17 Surprising Ways You've Internalized Misogyny," 8 Mar. 2019 But then again, nobody is perfect, even therapists. Kasandra Brabaw, SELF, "Here's What Sex Therapists Really Think About Netflix's 'Sex Education'," 28 Jan. 2019 Or, at least, nobody’s stuck with it long enough to force adoption. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Razer HyperSense's vision for haptic-filled PC gaming shakes up the future of peripherals," 10 Jan. 2019 And nobody is better at the social media game than Ariana Grande. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Ariana Grande Teased Her New Song in the Most Brilliant Way," 14 Dec. 2018

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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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