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 The fuel, described by fire officials as a vapor, caused minor skin and lung irritation to 56 children and adults but nobody was taken to the hospital and the only decontamination required was soap and water, officials said. Stefanie Dazio, Anchorage Daily News, "Federal authorities to investigate dumping of fuel on California schoolchildren by Delta jet," 15 Jan. 2020 The fuel, described by fire officials as a vapor, caused minor skin and lung irritation to 56 children and adults but nobody was taken to the hospital and the only decontamination required was soap and water, officials said. CBS News, "Feds investigating Delta flight that dumped jet fuel on California schools," 15 Jan. 2020 Although many believe his support is soft, nobody—except Ms Warren, briefly, in October—has seriously threatened his national lead. The Economist, "2020 vision Assessing the Democratic field as the Iowa caucuses loom," 12 Jan. 2020 Don’t ask me why, and definitely don’t ask me who wants to be hugged and who doesn’t, because nobody asks. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "I won't be part of auto industry workplace hugging anymore," 11 Jan. 2020 But on your fourth run later that day, or the next day, nobody notices you. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "Photographers Gentl and Hyers Rely On Humor and Luck for the Best Travel Shots," 9 Jan. 2020 The gunship blasted room by room, house by house, until there was nobody left shooting. Brett Murphy, USA Today, "Inside the U.S. military raid against its own security guards that left dozens of Afghan children dead," 30 Dec. 2019 In the world of reality TV however, nobody’s been having more fun with fashion than Kourtney Kardashian. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The 40 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Year: Rihanna, Bella Hadid, Cardi B, and More," 28 Dec. 2019 Don Mattingly and Lou Pinella challenged these rules during their time with the team but nobody lately has raised a stink over it. Andy Nesbitt, For The Win, "Gerrit Cole should have forced the Yankees to get rid of their silly rules," 19 Dec. 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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The first known use of nobody was in the 14th century

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“Nobody.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nobody. Accessed 22 January 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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