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nobody

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Pronunciation: /ˈnəʊbədi
 
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Definition of nobody in English:

pronoun

No person; no one: nobody was at home nobody could predict how it might end
More example sentences
  • We said none of them were going, and none of them left, yet nobody chooses to believe us.
  • He was pounced upon when I first laid out the pictures, but nobody gives a reason for liking it.
  • Of course, nobody ever notices this, because such an act is eminently simple for them.

noun (plural nobodies)

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A person of no importance or authority: they went from nobodies to superstars
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  • How do so many nobodies become so important to me?
  • In an industry where hits turn commoners into stars overnight and flops turn stars into nobodies even faster, it was difficult for people to digest how a producer was pumping huge monies into such a project.
  • And the men who crushed them 5-0 are called nobodies?

Origin

Middle English: originally as no body.

Words that rhyme with nobody

Lombardysomebody

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