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See also: every body
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛvɹibɒdi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛvɹibʌdi/, /ˈɛvɹibɑdi/
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- Hyphenation: eve‧ry‧bod‧y
everybody (indefinite pronoun)
- All people.
- 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
- Selwyn, sitting up rumpled and cross-legged on the floor, after having boloed Drina to everybody's exquisite satisfaction, looked around at the sudden rustle of skirts to catch a glimpse of a vanishing figure—a glimmer of ruddy hair and the white curve of a youthful face, half-buried in a muff.
- Everybody takes a singular verb: Is everybody here?; Everybody has heard of it. However, similar to what occurs with collective or group nouns like crowd or team, sometimes an antecedent of everybody is used as a plural: Everybody was laughing at first, but then they all stopped.