anybody’s guess


  1. any person.

noun, plural an·y·bod·ies.

  1. a person of some importance: If you’re anybody, you’ll receive an invitation.
  1. anybody’s guess, a matter of conjecture: It’s anybody’s guess why she quit.


  1. any person; anyone
  2. (usually used with a negative or a question) a person of any importancehe isn’t anybody in this town

noun plural -bodies

  1. (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.

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