Definition of “nobody” - English Dictionary

“nobody” in British English

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uk /ˈnəʊ.bə.di/ /ˈnəʊ.bɒd.i/ us /ˈnoʊ.bɑː.di/ also no one

A2 not anyone:

Is there nobody here who can answer my question?
I saw nobody all morning.
Nobody agreed with me.

More examples

  • There was nobody behind the counter when I went into the bank, and I had to wait to be served.
  • The whole conference was totally disorganized - nobody knew what they were supposed to be doing.
  • I phoned last night but nobody answered.
  • When the two hours were up nobody had answered all of the questions.
  • There was nobody left who would do it.

nobodynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnəʊ.bə.di/ /ˈnəʊ.bɒd.i/ us /ˈnoʊ.bɑː.di/

(Definition of “nobody” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“nobody” in American English

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nobodypronoun, noun [ C ]

us /ˈnoʊ·bə·di, -ˌbɑd·i/

not anyone; no person:

Nobody was around to answer the phone.
If he can’t fix your computer, nobody can.

A nobody is also someone who is considered unimportant:

There were celebrities there, but I sat between two nobodies.

(Definition of “nobody” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)