adjective \ˈnō-zē\

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


Full Definition of NOSY

:  of prying or inquisitive disposition or quality :  intrusive
nos·i·ly \ˈnō-zə-lē\ adverb
nos·i·ness \-zē-nəs\ noun

Variants of NOSY

nosy or nos·ey \ˈnō-zē\

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>

Origin of NOSY

First Known Use: 1882
NOSILY Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈnō-zē\

Definition of NOSY for Kids

:  wanting to know about someone else's business <nosy neighbors>

Variants of NOSY

nosy or nos·ey \ˈnō-zē\


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