- to prowl or pry; go about in a sneaking, prying way.
- an act or instance of snooping.
- a person who snoops.
- a private detective.
Origin of snoop
Related Words for snooppeep, intrude, detective, sleuth, meddler, rubberneck, eavesdropper, snooper, scout, gumshoe, pry, busybody, quidnunc, pragmatist, ferret, stare, spy, poke, peek, interfere
Examples from the Web for snoop
Contemporary Examples of snoop
Her first celebrity beef began when Snoop Dogg started Instagramming some pretty vile things about her, seemingly unprovoked.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year
December 24, 2014
The beef began three days ago, when Snoop posted an unflattering Iggy meme to his Instagram.
The Artist Formerly Known as Snoop Lion posts an unflattering meme of Iggy Azalea and all hell breaks loose.
“Hip-hop's involvement in politics isn't a new thing,” the inimitable Snoop Dogg, now known as Snoop Lion, told Daily Beast.From Public Enemy to Power Broker: Hip-Hop’s the New Global Pop Culture
Lauren DeLisa Coleman
September 27, 2014
There is no character named Tupac, nor is there a Suge, a Dre, a Snoop, an Afeni, or a Biggie.Broadway’s Rebel, Tellin’ You to Hear It: A Portrait of Saul Williams
June 17, 2014
Historical Examples of snoop
I'm going to snoop around to-morrow after breakfast and see the sights.Left End Edwards
Ralph Henry Barbour
"I've got my best doll, and Snoop's in his cage," said Flossie.The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island
Laura Lee Hope
Bill distinctly said he would not snoop around the Castle, she thought.Dorothy Dixon and the Mystery Plane
He did it so he could snoop around the house and spy on us without interruption.Bound to Succeed
But all you'd have to do is snoop around in some newspaper office.Deadly City
Paul W. Fairman
- (intr; often foll by about or around) to pry into the private business of others
- a person who pries into the business of others
- an act or instance of snooping
Word Origin for snoop
1832, "to go around in a prying manner," American English, probably from Dutch snoepen "to pry," also "eat in secret, eat sweets, sneak," probably related to snappen "to bite, snatch" (see snap (v.)). Specific meaning "to pry into other people's business" is attested from 1921. Related: Snooped; snooping.
1891, "act of snooping," from snoop (v.). Meaning "one who snoops" is from 1929; meaning "detective" is from 1942. snooper "one who pries or peeps" is from 1889.