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stickybeak

[ stik-ee-beek ]
/ ˈstɪk iˌbik /
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noun Australian Slang.
a busybody; meddler.
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Origin of stickybeak

First recorded in 1925–30; sticky + beak
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British Dictionary definitions for stickybeak

stickybeak
/ (ˈstɪkɪˌbiːk) Australian and NZ informal /

noun
an inquisitive person
verb
(intr) to pry

Word Origin for stickybeak

from sticky + beak 1 (in the slang sense: a human nose)
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