a person of some importance: If you're anybody, you'll receive an invitation.
anybody's guess, a matter of conjecture: It's anybody's guess why she quit.
Origin: 1250–1300;Middle Englishani bodi. See any, body
Can be confused: antibody, anybody (see usage note at the current entry).
Usage note The pronoun anybody is always written as one word: Is anybody home? There isn't anybody in the office. The two-word noun phrase any body means “any group” (Any body of students will include a few dissidents) or “any physical body”: The search continued for a week despite the failure to find any body. If the word a can be substituted for any without seriously affecting the meaning, the two-word noun phrase is called for: a body of students; failure to find a body. If the substitution cannot be made, the spelling is anybody.Anybody is less formal than anyone. See also anyone, each, they.