Definition of somebody in English:


Syllabification: some·bod·y
Pronunciation: /ˈsəmˌbädē


  • 1Some person; someone.
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    • Claire decided that she must have fallen asleep at the party, and somebody had taken her home.
    • There are so many characters that you're bound to end up identifying with somebody.
    • You are at a party, and you have been chatting to somebody who seems very nice.
  • 2A person of importance or authority: I’d like to be somebody [as noun]: nobodies who want to become somebodies
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    • We're talking about La-la-land, people, where nearly everyone's a star, if only in their own minds, and those who happen not to be somebodies always made a point of never being awed by star power.
    • These people are political no-bodies who fancy themselves to be somebodies.
    • In the tradition of two of America's greatest social commentators, Alexis de Tocqueville and Thorstein Veblen, Fuller points out that we are all somebodies and nobodies, that dignity is non-negotiable.
    important person, VIP, public figure, notable, dignitary, worthy; someone, big name, household name, newsmaker, celebrity, star, superstar; grandee, luminary, leading light
    informal celeb, bigwig, big shot, big cheese, hotshot, megastar

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