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snoop

verb \ ˈsnüp \

Definition of snoop

intransitive verb
:to look or pry especially in a sneaking or meddlesome manner

snooper

noun

Examples of snoop in a Sentence

  1. She locks up her diary to keep her brother from snooping.

  2. Government agencies have been snooping on them for years.

  3. She doesn't want reporters snooping into her personal life.

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Origin and Etymology of snoop

Dutch snoepen to buy or eat on the sly; akin to Dutch snappen to snap


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snoop

noun

Definition of snoop

:one that snoops

Examples of snoop in a Sentence

  1. No, I didn't read your e-mail. I'm no snoop.

  2. We had a snoop around their apartment.

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First Known Use of snoop

circa 1890


SNOOP Defined for English Language Learners

snoop

verb

Definition of snoop for English Language Learners

  • : to look for private information about someone or something


snoop

noun

Definition of snoop for English Language Learners

  • : someone who looks for private information about someone or something : someone who snoops

  • : a secret look around a place


SNOOP Defined for Kids

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snoop

verb \ ˈsnüp \

Definition of snoop for Students

snooped; snooping
:to look or search especially in a sneaking or nosy way

snooper

noun

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snoop

noun

Definition of snoop for Students

:a person who looks or searches in a sneaky or nosy way


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