Examples of busybody in a Sentence
The neighborhood busybody is telling everyone that the couple up the street is getting divorced.
that busybody across the street is always telling me how to tend to my own garden
Recent Examples of busybody from the Web
No dreary central planner or cocksure busybody would ever have consented to such a thing, and no orchestrated economy could ever have hosted it.
Things get proper mannered in this Jane Austen story about a busybody perfecting the art of meddling.
Conflicting voices have varying opinions, from the high-society snobbery of her shallow father and older sister Elizabeth (Nick DeSantis and Chelsea LeValley) to the busybody meddling of her godmother (Caitlin Frances).
Instagram busybodies are mommy-shaming Pink once again.
Today there can be little doubt that the broad American wish to be left alone is more strongly identified with the GOP, and that the Democratic party is providing a lavishly welcoming political home for the busybodies.
For the longest while, the entire world was against them – including the young, tough-talking former attorney Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump, then a busybody real estate developer who called for their execution.
There’s little evidence of this happening in the first hour of the show, although a busybody character named Mrs. Carmody is winkingly dispatched outside a shopping mall in a manner that seems intended to poke fun at her big mouth.
Seeing something and saying something, in this day and age, isn't being a busybody.
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First Known Use of busybody
Synonymsbuttinsky (also buttinski), interferer, interloper, intermeddler, intruder, kibitzer (also kibbitzer), meddler, nosey parker [chiefly British]
Related Wordsgaper, gawker, gawper [chiefly British], gazer, peeper, peeping Tom, prier (also pryer), rubberneck, rubbernecker, snoop, snooper, spy; blabber, discloser, gossip, gossiper, prattler, quidnunc, revealer, teller; betrayer, talebearer, tattler, tattletale, telltale; snake, sneak; informant, informer, snitcher, squealer, stool pigeon
BUSYBODY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of busybody for English Language Learners
: a person who is too interested in the private lives of other people
BUSYBODY Defined for Kids
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