nobody

pronoun
no·​body | \ ˈnō-(ˌ)bə-dē, -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

Don't compare your weight loss journey to anyone else's — everyone loses weight at their own pace, and nobody’s experience is quite the same. Isabel Garcia, Woman's Day, "10 Tips to Help You Conquer a Weight Loss Plateau," 10 Jan. 2019 While 15 or 20 minutes seems relatively quick for, say, a dinner recipe, nobody has that kind of time on most mornings. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "23 High-Protein Breakfasts Ready in 5 Minutes or Less," 6 Jan. 2019 But nobody is trying to drill through the eastern Antarctic ice shelf, and a probe will have to prepare for an ice sheet possibly quadrupled in depth. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "A Nuclear Tunneling Worm Could Help Us Find Out What's Beneath Europa's Ice," 17 Dec. 2018 So people increasingly found out, but nobody had a solution for you. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: ‘Dear America’ author Jose Antonio Vargas on Recode Decode," 24 Nov. 2018 While technically the joke is about credit card scams, nobody was seriously trying to get sensitive information for personal gain. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Internet rallies around VoiceoverPete after he gets booted from Fiverr," 9 Nov. 2018 Extremism has exploded on the Left and nobody is trying to contain it. Fox News, "New evidence of political bias at Google; gender politics at play in Michigan Senate race," 21 Sep. 2018 Tonya says that nobody knew where her younger brother was. Bianca Hillier, NBC News, "Family offers reward for Max Greenfield of Oregon, last seen in March at California casino," 10 July 2018 The league set this trap for itself believing that nobody ever would have any reason to spring it. Charles P. Pierce, SI.com, "Trump Has Made the NFL His Punching Bag. The League’s Best Response Is Defiance," 9 July 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, -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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