everybody etymology

English word everybody comes from English every, English body

Detailed word origin of everybody

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
every English (eng) All of a countable group, without exception.. Used with ordinal numbers to denote those items whose position is divisible by the corresponding cardinal number, or a portion of equal size to that set.
body English (eng) (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): A bodysuit. [from 19th c.]. (archaic) The section of a dress extending from the neck to the waist, excluding the arms. [from 16th c.]. (archaic, or, informal, _, except in compounds) A person. [from 13th c.]. (geometry) A three-dimensional object, such as a cube or cone.. (printing) The shank of a type, or the depth of [...]
everybody English (eng) All people.

Words with the same origin as everybody

Descendants of body