everyone

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English everichon, equivalent to every +‎ one.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛv.ɹi.wʌn/
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everyone

  1. Every person.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This can be used loosely to mean "the majority of people," though linguistic purists will protest. Everyone takes a singular verb: Is everyone here?; Everyone has heard of it. However, similar to what occurs with collective or group nouns like crowd or team, sometimes a plural pronoun refers back to everyone: Everyone was laughing at first, but then they all stopped.

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