busy body


noun, plural busybodies.
a person who pries into or meddles in the affairs of others.

1520–30; busy + body

snoop, pry, meddler, Nosy Parker; gossip, blabbermouth.
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busybody (ˈbɪzɪˌbɒdɪ)
n , pl -bodies
a meddlesome, prying, or officious person

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1520s, from busy + body "person."
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