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somebody

[suhm-bod-ee, -buhd-ee, -buh-dee] /ˈsʌmˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i, -bə di/
pronoun
1.
some person.
noun, plural somebodies.
2.
a person of some note or importance.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see some, body
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British Dictionary definitions for some bodies

somebody

/ˈsʌmbədɪ/
pronoun
1.
some person; someone
noun (pl) -bodies
2.
a person of greater importance than others: he seems to be somebody in this town
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Word Origin and History for some bodies

somebody

n.

c.1300, "indeterminate person," from some + body. Meaning "important person, person of consequence" is from 1560s. Somebody else is from 1640s; meaning "romantic rival" is from 1911.

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Slang definitions & phrases for some bodies

somebody

noun

A consequential person: Leroy was a somebody/ I could have been somebody, Charley. I could have been a contender (1566+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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