[ 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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How to use nosy in a sentence
In fact, nosiness and prying are unbecoming at any time, and in no one more than in a military officer.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
It was best not to rouse any deeper suspicions by openly noticing her wifely nosiness.The Junkmakers|Albert R. Teichner
British Dictionary definitions for nosy
/ (ˈnəʊzɪ) /
adjective nosier or nosiest
informal prying or inquisitive
Derived forms of nosynosily, adverbnosiness, noun
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