busybody

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noun busy·body \ˈbi-zē-ˌbä-dē\

Definition of busybody

  1. :  an officious or inquisitive person

Examples of busybody in a sentence

  1. The neighborhood busybody is telling everyone that the couple up the street is getting divorced.

  2. <that busybody across the street is always telling me how to tend to my own garden>

1526

First Known Use of busybody

1526


BUSYBODY Defined for English Language Learners

busybody

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noun busy·body \ˈbi-zē-ˌbä-dē\

Definition of busybody for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is too interested in the private lives of other people


BUSYBODY Defined for Kids

busybody

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noun busy·body \ˈbi-zē-ˌbä-dē\

Definition of busybody for Students

plural

busybodies

  1. :  a person who is too interested in the affairs of other people



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