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Paul Pry

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noun
  1. an inquisitive, meddlesome person.

Origin of Paul Pry

from name of title character of Paul Pry (1853) by John Poole (1786–1872), English dramatist
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Paul Pry

noun
  1. a nosy person

Word Origin

C19: from a character in the play Paul Pry by John Poole (1825)
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