nobody

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Etymology[edit]

no +‎ body

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnəʊ.bə.di/, /ˈnəʊ.bɒ.di/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈnoʊ.bə.di/, /ˈnoʊ.bɑ.di/

Pronoun[edit]

nobody

  1. Not any person; the logical negation of somebody.
    I asked several people, but nobody knew how.
    As nobody who is not blind can have failed to notice, I had my hair cut just yesterday.

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  • Nobody has a lower degree of formality than no one, but is still standard and is unremarkable in more formal contexts.
  • See more at no one

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Noun[edit]

nobody (plural nobodies)

  1. Someone who is not important or well-known.

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