somebody

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Etymology[edit]

some +‎ body

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsʌmbədi/, /ˈsʌmbɑdi/
  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

somebody

  1. Some unspecified person.
    Somebody has to clean this mess up.

Usage notes[edit]

Logically related to everybody and nobody. Becomes nobody via negation.

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Noun[edit]

somebody ‎(plural somebodies)

  1. A recognised person, a celebrity.
    I'm tired of being a nobody - I want to be a somebody.