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somebody

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

Definition of somebody

  1. :  one or some person of unspecified or indefinite identity <somebody will come in>

Examples of somebody in a sentence

  1. Somebody left you a message.

  2. The singer waved to somebody in the crowd.

  3. We need somebody who can work nights and weekends.

  4. Is that somebody you know?

  5. Somebody has to do it.

  6. After I turned down the job, she offered it to somebody else.

14th Century

First Known Use of somebody

14th century


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somebody

noun some·body

Definition of somebody

  1. :  a person of position or importance

Examples of somebody in a sentence

  1. <a small-town girl who hopes to become a somebody someday>

Circa 1566

First Known Use of somebody

circa 1566


SOMEBODY Defined for English Language Learners

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somebody

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

Definition of somebody for English Language Learners

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


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somebody

noun some·body

Definition of somebody for English Language Learners

  • : an important person


SOMEBODY Defined for Kids

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somebody

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

Definition of somebody for Students

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


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somebody

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noun some·body

Definition of somebody for Students

plural

somebodies

  1. :  a person of importance <He wanted to be a somebody.>



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