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busybody

[ biz-ee-bod-ee ]
/ ˈbɪz iˌbɒd i /
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noun, plural bus·y·bod·ies.

a person who pries into or meddles in the affairs of others.

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Origin of busybody

First recorded in 1520–30; busy + body
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busybody
/ (ˈbɪzɪˌbɒdɪ) /

noun plural -bodies

a meddlesome, prying, or officious person

Derived forms of busybody

busybodying, noun
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