adjective, nos·i·er, nos·i·est.
Examples from the Web for nosy
Edmund is now 4, and is a giggly, sociable, nosy, occasionally impertinent boy.
But often they simply conceal their activities from friends and family, rather than put up with a lot of nosy questions.Louie’s Elevator Romance: Can Love Exist Without Sex?|Amanda Marcotte|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, the mission soon goes haywire when a group of menacing Miami mobsters—and the nosy Rosalyn—get involved.‘American Hustle’: A Sexy, Gleefully Chaotic Caper Starring Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence|Marlow Stern|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pfleger urges all who will listen to ignore the street stigma about snitching and become what he calls “nosy neighbors.”Spike in Shootings, Murders Creates ‘Wild, Wild Midwest’ Effect in Chicago|Michael Daly|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Thornton is a nosy man and it will delight his soul to boss your servants and see that cheating tradesmen are kept in check.Drusilla with a Million|Elizabeth Cooper
She goes on my nosy auntie's party mit proud feelings, the while she knows how her back is stylish.Little Aliens|Myra Kelly
Belts raced and flapped from nosy shafts along the ceiling—a steady, uninterrupted din.I Walked in Arden|Jack Crawford
Anyway, I went aboard and found the grub all right, but I got nosy about why they had made an emergency touchdown.Danger in Deep Space|Carey Rockwell
Has a big thug with him all the time, and takes exception to people gettin' nosy.The Flying Stingaree|Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for nosy
adjective nosier or nosiest
Word Origin and History for nosy
also nosey, 1610s, "having a prominent nose," from nose (n.) + -y (2). Earlier in this sense was nasee (mid-14c.), from Anglo-French, from Old French nasé, ultimately from Latin nasus "nose." Sense of "inquisitive" first recorded 1882. Nosey Parker as a name for an inquisitive person is from 1907.