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Nosy Parker

or Nos·ey Par·ker

[noh-zee pahr-ker]
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noun Informal.
  1. a persistently nosy, prying person; busybody.
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Origin of Nosy Parker

First recorded in 1905–10
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Related Words for nosey parker

buttinsky, rubberneck, meddler, snoop, eavesdropper, snooper, fink, intruder, gossip, tattletale, troublemaker, scandalmonger, yenta, newsmonger, fussbudget, busybody, kibitzer

British Dictionary definitions for nosey parker

nosy parker

  1. informal a prying person
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Word Origin for nosy parker

C20: apparently arbitrary use of surname Parker
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