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nosy

adjective \ˈnō-zē\

Simple Definition of nosy

  • : wanting to know about other people's lives, problems, etc.

Full Definition of nosy

nos·i·ernos·i·est

  1. :  of prying or inquisitive disposition or quality :  intrusive

nos·i·ly play \ˈnō-zə-lē\ adverb
nos·i·ness play \-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of nosy

  1. <nosy in-laws asking about our finances>

  2. <a nosy coworker sat down right next to us as we were having an unmistakably private conversation>



Variants of nosy

or nos·ey play \ˈnō-zē\

Origin of nosy

1nose


First Known Use: 1882




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