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nosy

adjective \ˈnō-zē\

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

nos·i·ernos·i·est

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

1nose
First Known Use: 1882
NOSINESS Defined for Kids

nosy

adjective \ˈnō-zē\
nos·i·ernos·i·est

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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