nosy

or nos·ey

[ noh-zee ]
/ ˈnoʊ zi /

adjective, nos·i·er, nos·i·est.

unduly curious about the affairs of others; prying; meddlesome.

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Origin of nosy

First recorded in 1880–85; nose + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM nosy

nos·i·ly, adverbnos·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nosy

nosy

nosey

/ (ˈnəʊzɪ) /

adjective nosier or nosiest

informal prying or inquisitive

Derived forms of nosy

nosily, adverbnosiness, noun
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