somebody

pronoun
some·body | \ ˈsəm-(ˌ)bə-dē , -ˌbä- \

Definition of somebody 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: one or some person of unspecified or indefinite identity somebody will come in

somebody

noun

Definition of somebody (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person of position or importance

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Examples of somebody in a Sentence

Pronoun

Somebody left you a message. The singer waved to somebody in the crowd. We need somebody who can work nights and weekends. Is that somebody you know? Somebody has to do it. After I turned down the job, she offered it to somebody else.

Noun

a small-town girl who hopes to become a somebody someday
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Every couple of months, somebody’s driving up to the light and revving the engine. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Get the South out of your mouth at Hoppin’ John," 5 July 2018 The last time somebody tried to adapt the game franchise Halo into a TV show, the result was the mediocre digital series Halo: Nightfall. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Showtime is making a Halo TV series," 28 June 2018 With the explosion in hydrangea popularity, somebody thought it a great idea to market the old, mostly fertile flowered, wild type. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Why this Kentucky plant is the 'Manolo Blahniks' of the garden world," 22 June 2018 Another stopped to purchase a home stereo system out of the back of somebody's van. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "Seatbelt Psychic Puts A Celebrity Medium in the Driver's Seat," 11 July 2018 That’s probably the most impressive part, is going over somebody else and landing on your feet. Jim Owczarski, Cincinnati.com, "The No. 2 Cincinnati Bengals play in last 30 years: Jerome Simpson’s flip," 12 July 2018 Talk to local wildlife trusts to see how your plot of land can connect to somebody else’s as a stepping stone to link with another nature reserve. National Geographic, "When Nature Runs Wild, the Results Can Be Spectacular," 16 June 2018 Scott Parel walked off the course thinking somebody would overtake him. Andrew Seligman, chicagotribune.com, "Scott Parel takes lead at Senior Players after 2 rounds at Exmoor," 13 July 2018 And my presumption based on that horrible disgusting behavior that the American population would not elect somebody demonstrating that behavior to be President in the United States. Fox News, "UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on NATO, Russia and Brexit," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of somebody

Pronoun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1566, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of somebody was in the 14th century

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somebody

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of somebody

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who is not known, named, or specified

somebody

noun

English Language Learners Definition of somebody (Entry 2 of 2)

: an important person

somebody

pronoun
some·body | \ ˈsəm-ˌbä-dē , -bə-dē \

Kids Definition of somebody

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who is not known, named, or specified Somebody was looking for you.

somebody

noun
plural somebodies

Kids Definition of somebody (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person of importance He wanted to be a somebody.

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