busybody

noun busy·body \ ˈbi-zē-ˌbä-dē \
|Updated on: 30 Jun 2018

Definition of busybody

: 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

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BUSYBODY Defined for English Language Learners

busybody

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

noun busy·body \ ˈbi-zē-ˌbä-dē \

Definition of busybody for Students

plural busybodies
: a person who is too interested in the affairs of other people


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