[noh-bod-ee, -buhd-ee, -buh-dee] /ˈnoʊˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i, -bə di/

no person; not anyone; no one:
Nobody answered, so I hung up.
noun, plural nobodies.
a person of no importance, influence, or power.
no person; no-one
noun (pl) -bodies
an insignificant person

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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with nobody nobody home


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