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.
any person; anyone
(usually used with a negative or a question) a person of any importance: he isn’t anybody in this town
noun (pl) -bodies
(often preceded by just) any person at random; no matter who
c.1300, ani-bodi, from any + body. One-word form is attested by 1826. Phrase anybody’s game (or race, etc.) is from 1840.
anyhow: Anyhoo, what do you think of my idea? Contemporary Examples anyhoo, the point is that we shouldn’t make it too attractive for holdouts to stick to their guns. Argentina Goes to Court (Again) Megan McArdle February 27, 2013 adverb Anyhow •Mispronunciation used for presumed humorous effect
in any way whatever. in any case; at all events. in a careless manner; haphazardly. Contemporary Examples anyhow, Obama is too chilly by nature ever to be convincing as a human care package. The Mayors Who Can Revive America Tina Brown September 19, 2010 The couple had few surviving intimates and confidants, most of whom […]
an elementary particle or particle-like excitation having properties intermediate between those of bosons and fermions.
any person at all; anybody: Did anyone see the accident? Contemporary Examples There are some native foods which are just not that appealing to anyone who didn’t grow up on them. Yes, Some of US Really Like Pumpkin Megan McArdle October 16, 2012 A survey by the U of T/Austin said campaign donors are more […]