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pronoun somebody pronunciation in American English /ˈsʌmbədi, ˈsʌmˌbɑdi/
  1. someone
    Somebody called while you were out.
    somebody else: When things go wrong, you always say it’s somebody else’s fault.
    or somebody (=or someone similar): You could always ask Marie or somebody to feed the cat while you’re away.
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