adjective, snoop·i·er, snoop·i·est. Informal.

characterized by meddlesome curiosity; prying.

Origin of snoopy

First recorded in 1890–95; snoop + -y1
Related formssnoop·i·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of snoopy

Historical Examples of snoopy

  • This time it was Snoopy Sykes, the most voiceless member of the union.

    To Him That Hath

    Ralph Connor

  • Snoopy takes the ball from Geordie, rushes around the goal the other way, Mamma, do you see?

    To Him That Hath

    Ralph Connor

  • Captain Jack and Snoopy in the first five minutes actually put in two goals, with that back goal play of theirs.

    To Him That Hath

    Ralph Connor

  • And then, just at that last goal didn't that horrid Jumbo make a terrible and cruel swing at Snoopy's ankle, just as he passed.

    To Him That Hath

    Ralph Connor

  • They could hear their silent, snoopy hands creeping softly over the stones.

    The Moon Colony

    William Dixon Bell

Word Origin and History for snoopy

1895, from snoop (n.) + -y (2). The cartoon dog of that name in the "Peanuts" newspaper comic strip debuted in 1950.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper