nosily

nosy

[noh-zee]
adjective, nosier, nosiest.
unduly curious about the affairs of others; prying; meddlesome.
Also, nosey.


Origin:
1880–85; nose + -y1

nosily, adverb
nosiness, noun
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nosy or nosey (ˈnəʊzɪ)
 
adj , nosier, nosiest
informal prying or inquisitive
 
nosey or nosey
 
adj
 
'nosily or nosey
 
adv
 
'nosiness or nosey
 
n

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nosy
1620, "having a prominent nose" (see nose); sense of "inquisitive" first recorded 1882. Nosey Parker as a name for an inquisitive person is from 1907.
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