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busybody

busybody

noun busy·body \ˈbi-zē-ˌbä-dē\

: a person who is too interested in the private lives of other people

Full Definition of BUSYBODY

:  an officious or inquisitive person

Examples of BUSYBODY

  1. The neighborhood busybody is telling everyone that the couple up the street is getting divorced.
  2. <that busybody across the street is always telling me how to tend to my own garden>

First Known Use of BUSYBODY

1526

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