1. no person; not anyone; no one: Nobody answered, so I hung up.

noun, plural no·bod·ies.

  1. a person of no importance, influence, or power.


  1. no person; no-one

noun plural -bodies

  1. an insignificant person

n.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
  • also see:

  • like crazy (nobody’s business)
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