- a person who pries; a curious or inquisitive person.
Origin of prier
Related Words for pryerdetective, sleuth, meddler, rubberneck, eavesdropper, snooper, scout, gumshoe, pry, busybody, quidnunc, pragmatist, ferret, pryer, prier
Examples from the Web for pryer
Historical Examples of pryer
Pryer was a much better man of business than he was, and would see to it all.
As for Pryer himself, he had nothing but his curacy and a small allowance from his father.
Ernest felt the force of this, and Pryer saw that he wavered.
He therefore called on Pryer, and spent an hour and more with him.
Perhaps Pryer was going to break to him some bad news about his speculations.
- a variant spelling of prier
- a person who pries
"one who pries," 1550s, agent noun from pry.