Nosy Parker

Nosy Parker

[noh-zee pahr-ker]
noun Informal.
a persistently nosy, prying person; busybody.


Origin:
1905–10

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nosy parker
 
n
informal a prying person
 
[C20: apparently arbitrary use of surname Parker]

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nosy parker definition

[ˈnozi ˈpɑrkɚ]
and nosey Parker
  1. n.
    a nosy person. (Also a term of address. No one really knows who or what parker is or was. It is an old expression, used in British and American English, at least. Some would like to derive it from nose-poker, but there is no record of the latter aver having been said.) : Look, you nosy parker, mind your own business.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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