Are your habits safe from even that most everyday of snooper?
The snooper was drifting aimlessly about, avoiding the parked vehicles.
He sent the snooper ahead, tilting it to look down into the pit.
Anse turned the jeep into a side passage, and Conn recalled the snooper and sent it ahead.
Duke: I 'd nudge him off the cliff—jest like he were a sneakin' snooper.
At length, the snooper emerged into a big cavern, swinging slowly to scan it.
We feel, now, that the Jap snooper business late yesterday afternoon didn't do us any harm.
Mr. snooper had no sooner read the document than he uttered a piercing shriek and bit off a large chew of tobacco.
The snooper was also transmitting in, to another screen, from two hundred feet above the village.
He pointed at the snooper screen, which gave a view of the plaza from directly above.
1832, "to go around in a prying manner," American English, probably from Dutch snoepen "to pry," also "eat in secret, eat sweets, sneak," probably related to snappen "to bite, snatch" (see snap (v.)). Specific meaning "to pry into other people's business" is attested from 1921. Related: Snooped; snooping.
1891, "act of snooping," from snoop (v.). Meaning "one who snoops" is from 1929; meaning "detective" is from 1942. snooper "one who pries or peeps" is from 1889.
A detective: Private snoop, hunh?
[ultimately fr Dutch snoepen, ''pry'']