The Alternative English Dictionary: anybody

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anybody pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈɛn.i.bɒd.i/, /ˈɛn.i.bə.di/
  • (US) /ˈɛn.i.bɑd.i/, /ɛn.i.bə.di/
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  1. Any one out of an indefinite number of persons; anyone; any person. Anybody will do. Is there anybody inside?
  2. (informal) A person of some consideration or standing. Everybody who wants to be anybody will come to Jake's party. Here one isn't anybody, if one doesn't dance like Travolta.
Synonyms: anyone
related terms:
  • nobody
  • everybody
  • somebody
  • anywhere
  • anything
  • anyhow

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