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[snoo-pee] /ˈsnu pi/
adjective, snoopier, snoopiest. Informal.
characterized by meddlesome curiosity; prying.
Origin of snoopy
First recorded in 1890-95; snoop + -y1
Related forms
snoopily, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This time it was snoopy Sykes, the most voiceless member of the union.

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
  • snoopy takes the ball from Geordie, rushes around the goal the other way, Mamma, do you see?

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
  • Captain Jack and snoopy in the first five minutes actually put in two goals, with that back goal play of theirs.

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
  • And then, just at that last goal didn't that horrid Jumbo make a terrible and cruel swing at snoopy's ankle, just as he passed.

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
  • They could hear their silent, snoopy hands creeping softly over the stones.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
Word Origin and History for snoopy

1895, from snoop (n.) + -y (2). The cartoon dog of that name in the "Peanuts" newspaper comic strip debuted in 1950.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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