snoopier; snoopiest
: given to snooping especially for personal information about others
snoopily adverb

Examples of snoopy in a Sentence

she feels that being snoopy is a desirable, even essential, trait in a reporter put a fence around the yard to keep out snoopy neighbors
Recent Examples on the Web Helen, who has two moms, and Grace, who loves her snoopy little sister, approach things in different ways. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, 11 Feb. 2024 One thing leads to the next, which is to say the unlikely duo wind up with a dead body on their hands and a snoopy neighbor (Judith Light) to ward off. Matthew Jacobs, Vulture, 20 Mar. 2023 That means your web searches and browser history could give away the Christmas surprise should your snoopy relatives sneak a peak at your laptop or a joint Amazon Prime account. Amanda Pérez Pintado, USA TODAY, 15 Dec. 2022 There are perfectly innocent reasons for this, like snoopy roommates or kids who always pick up your phone. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snoopy was circa 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Snoopy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: being in the habit of snooping especially for personal information about others
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