- a person who pries into or meddles in the affairs of others.
Origin of busybody
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snoop, pry, meddler, Nosy Parker; gossip, blabbermouth.
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Examples from the Web for busybody
Bessie is bigger than I am, but she isn't a busybody at all.
Maria is the only one that knows, and she says I'm a busybody.
Some busybody has been reporting my conduct on a certain day.Under Western Eyes
You will give our friends here the impression that I am a busybody.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
You'd have married me last fall if some busybody hadn't filled your ears with scandal.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
- a meddlesome, prying, or officious person
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Word Origin and History for busybody
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