- a person who pries; a curious or inquisitive person.
Origin of prier
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Related Words for priersbusybody, detective, eavesdropper, gumshoe, meddler, pry, quidnunc, rubberneck, scout, sleuth, snooper, ferret, pragmatist, pryer
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Historical Examples of priers
The mere fact that your presence is known will warn off priers.The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley
- a person who pries
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"one who pries," 1550s, agent noun from pry.
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