stickybeak

[stik-ee-beek]

Origin of stickybeak

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

stickybeak

noun
  1. an inquisitive person
verb
  1. (intr) to pry

Word Origin for stickybeak

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