[noh-bod-ee, -buhd-ee, -buh-dee]
no person; not anyone; no one: Nobody answered, so I hung up.
noun, plural nobodies.
a person of no importance, influence, or power.

1300–50; Middle English; see no2, body

nobody, no one, none (see usage note at none). Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
nobody (ˈnəʊbədɪ)
1.  no person; no-one
n , -bodies
2.  an insignificant person

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Word Origin & History

1338, no body, from M.E. no (adj.) "not any" + bodi "body." Written as two words 14c.-18c.; hyphenated 17c.-18c. Incorrect use with their is attested from 1548.
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Idioms & Phrases


In addition to the idioms beginning with nobody, also see like crazy (nobody's business).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
But nobody goes to a dance movie for an intricate plot or clever dialogue.
Scientists knew that turbines posed a threat to birds, but nobody had predicted
  they'd be such a problem for bats.
While nobody knows for sure what these figures signify, speculation centers on
  shamanistic or religious figures.
Except, that is, for bringing meaning to things nobody can even see.
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