everyone

pronoun

ev·​ery·​one ˈev-rē-(ˌ)wən How to pronounce everyone (audio)
: every person : everybody
Everyone laughed at her joke.
Not everyone finished their meal.

Example Sentences

He hated the movie but everyone else enjoyed it. Not everyone got the joke.

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of everyone was in the 13th century

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“Everyone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everyone. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

everyone

pronoun
ev·​ery·​one ˈev-rē-(ˌ)wən How to pronounce everyone (audio)
: every person : everybody

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