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[ev-ree-bod-ee, -buhd-ee] /ˈɛv riˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i/
every person.
Origin of everybody
1520-30; every + body
Usage note
See each, else. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for everybody
  • everybody get your cameras and start filming something, pronto.
  • OK, everybody involved in higher education, take a deep breath.
  • If everybody thinks more, the world will be a slightly better place.
  • everybody on the expedition apparently liked and admired her.
  • As everybody knows, if you do not work out, your muscles get flaccid.
  • The key factor is that everybody eats, so it's someplace where everybody's going to turn up eventually.
  • By this failure everybody might have starved, and indeed half died with three months.
  • The presentation almost devolved into parody, when everybody kept saying how great the product was.
  • Not everybody who's smart went to college and not everybody who went to college is smart.
  • They let everybody know how dangerous they are by displaying big blue rings.
British Dictionary definitions for everybody


every person; everyone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for everybody

late 14c., from every + body.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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