snoopy

[ snoo-pee ]
/ ˈsnu pi /

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

characterized by meddlesome curiosity; prying.

Nearby words

  1. snooker,
  2. snookums,
  3. snoop,
  4. snooper,
  5. snooperscope,
  6. snoose,
  7. snoot,
  8. snootful,
  9. snooty,
  10. snooze

Origin of snoopy

First recorded in 1890–95; snoop + -y1

Related formssnoop·i·ly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for snoopy

snoopy

adj.

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

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