no|bod|y1 W2S1 [ˈnəubədi US ˈnouba:di, -bədi] pron
1.) no one
I knocked on the door but nobody answered.
2.) like nobody's business
very much, very well, or very fast
We get along like nobody's business.
be nobody's fool atfool1 (5)
HINT sense 1
Do not spell this as two words, or the meaning changes: There was nobody there (=no person). There was no body there (=not a dead body).
nobody 2
nobody2 plural nobodies
someone who is not important and has no influence
I was a nothing and a nobody with everything to prove.

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