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nobody

[noh-bod-ee, -buhd-ee, -buh-dee] /ˈnoʊˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i, -bə di/
pronoun
1.
no person; not anyone; no one:
Nobody answered, so I hung up.
noun, plural nobodies.
2.
a person of no importance, influence, or power.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see no2, body
Can be confused
nobody, no one, none (see usage note at none)
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British Dictionary definitions for nobody's

nobody

/ˈnəʊbədɪ/
pronoun
1.
no person; no-one
noun (pl) -bodies
2.
an insignificant person
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Word Origin and History for nobody's

nobody

n.

mid-14c., no body "no person noone," from Middle English no (adj.) "not any" + bodi (see body (n.)). Written as two words 14c.-18c.; hyphenated 17c.-18c. Incorrect use with their is attested from 1540s. Meaning "person of no importance" is from 1580s.

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Idioms and Phrases with nobody's
In addition to the idioms beginning with nobody nobody home also see: like crazy (nobody's business)
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