Definition of "somebody" []

  • An unspecified or unknown person; someone. See Usage Note at he1. (pronoun)
  • A person of importance: "Obviously she was somebody—a real presence in the room” ( Oleg Cassini). (noun)
  • Some person; someone (pronoun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person of greater importance than others (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "somebody" in a sentence
  • "It looks to me as if somebody -- _somebody_, I mention no names -- may have had a hint of what was coming and began to lay plans according ...."
  • "He knows all about it, however -- somebody has told him -- _somebody_ tells everybody everything in our village."
  • "If I didn't have you to tell -- have somebody -- "She considered, with brows slightly knitted --" if I didn't have _somebody_ to talk to, it wouldn't be very good for me."