- no person; not anyone; no one: Nobody answered, so I hung up.
noun, plural no·bod·ies.
- a person of no importance, influence, or power.
- no person; no-one
noun plural -bodies
- 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