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nosey parker

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noun, often capitalized N&P nos·ey par·ker \ˈnō-zē-ˈpär-kər\

Definition of nosey parker

chiefly British

  1. :  busybody



Examples of nosey parker in a sentence

  1. <the nosey parker next door is insane with frustration because I won't take her advice about how to nurse my baby>



Origin of nosey parker

probably from the name Parker


First Known Use: 1907

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