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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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
Great idea provided you have enough power and time to fight back nosy deans or
  academic affairs.
Among its advantages are strict libel laws, which mean nosy journalists risk
  long, costly legal battles.
It could also let a nosy citizen with enough cash find out if the mayor is
  having an affair, he says.
It's odd that society has become simultaneously more isolated and more nosy.
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