Nobody
Nobody No"bod*y, n.; pl. {Nobodies}. [No, a. + body.] 1. No person; no one; not anybody. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: A person of no influence or importance; an insignificant or contemptible person. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • nobody — no|bod|y1 W2S1 [ˈnəubədi US ˈnouba:di, bədi] pron 1.) no one ▪ I knocked on the door but nobody answered. 2.) like nobody s business very much, very well, or very fast ▪ We get along like nobody s business. →be nobody s fool at ↑fool1 (5) ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nobody — [[t]no͟ʊbɒdi[/t]] ♦♦ nobodies 1) PRON INDEF NEG: usu PRON v Nobody means not a single person, or not a single member of a particular group or set. They were shut away in a little room where nobody could overhear... Nobody realizes how bad things… …   English dictionary

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