- a person who pries into or meddles in the affairs of others.
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Related Words for busybodybuttinsky, rubberneck, meddler, snoop, eavesdropper, snooper, fink, intruder, gossip, tattletale, troublemaker, scandalmonger, yenta, newsmonger, fussbudget
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Historical Examples of busybody
Bessie is bigger than I am, but she isn't a busybody at all.
Maria is the only one that knows, and she says I'm a busybody.
Some busybody has been reporting my conduct on a certain day.Under Western Eyes
You will give our friends here the impression that I am a busybody.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
You'd have married me last fall if some busybody hadn't filled your ears with scandal.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
- a meddlesome, prying, or officious person