Republicans blasting Obama over the AP snooping scandal seem to have selective-memory disorder.
In other bipartisan news, President Obama fixes NSA snooping.
In each instance, the government bent the law or secretly enacted dubious legislation to make the snooping appear legal.
Harry is understandably keen to try to protect Cressida from snooping snappers.
So keep in mind this list is based on technical capabilities, not confirmed instances of snooping.
He's little, and he's mean, and snooping, and crooked as a dog's hind leg.
Don't want any of that gang to come and find us snooping around.
Here I've been snooping round for the last two hours, and got a line on nearly every one on board.
A snooping neighbor had noted the license of the car that had taken him away.
Anyway, I heard they caught him snooping around the grounds of Chancellor last year and mighty near tore his shirt off.
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'']