Paul Pry

noun

ˈpȯlˈprī
plural Paul Prys
: an excessively inquisitive person
we don't want any Paul Prys in this country at presentJohn Buchan

Word History

Etymology

after Paul Pry meddlesome hero of the comedy Paul Pry (1825) by John Poole †1872 English playwright

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“Paul Pry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paul%20Pry. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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