an inquisitive, meddlesome person.
Origin of Paul Pry
from name of title character of Paul Pry (1853) by John Poole (1786–1872), English dramatist
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a nosy person
Word Origin for Paul Pry
C19: from a character in the play Paul Pry by John Poole (1825)
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