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See also: every body


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From every +‎ body.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛvɹiˌbɒdi/
  • (file)
  • (stressed, US) IPA(key): /ˈɛvɹiˌbʌdi/, /ˈɛvɹiˌbɑdi/
  • (file)
    • (unstressed, US) IPA(key): /ˈɛviɹbədi/
    • (unstressed, US) IPA(key): /ˈɛɹbʌdi/
  • Hyphenation: eve‧ry‧bod‧y


everybody (indefinite pronoun)

  1. All people.
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, →OCLC:
      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.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.



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