[ noh-zee ]
/ ˈnoʊ zi /
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adjective, nos·i·er, nos·i·est.
unduly curious about the affairs of others; prying; meddlesome.
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OTHER WORDS FROM nosynos·i·ly, adverbnos·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nosy
/ (ˈnəʊzɪ) /
adjective nosier or nosiest
informal prying or inquisitive
Derived forms of nosynosily, adverbnosiness, noun
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