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Nosy Parker

[noh-zee pahr-ker] /ˈnoʊ zi ˈpɑr kər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a persistently nosy, prying person; busybody.
Also, Nosey Parker.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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British Dictionary definitions for Nosy Parker

nosy parker

noun
1.
(informal) a prying person
Word Origin
C20: apparently arbitrary use of surname Parker
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Slang definitions & phrases for Nosy Parker

nosy parker

noun phrase

A nosy, overly inquisitive person •Sometimes capitalized

[1907; picture postcard caption referring to a peeping Tom in Hyde Park]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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