Republicans blasting Obama over the AP snooping scandal seem to have selective-memory disorder.
But almost as outrageous to many Tea Partiers as the NSA snooping itself has been the lack of outrage by Republican leaders.
Fortunately, I have assumed my email was vulnerable to snooping for a while now.
1832, "to go around in a prying manner," American English, probably from Dutch snoepen "to pry," also "eat in secret, eat sweets, sneak," probably related to snappen "to bite, snatch" (see snap (v.)). Specific meaning "to pry into other people's business" is attested from 1921. Related: Snooped; snooping.
1891, "act of snooping," from snoop (v.). Meaning "one who snoops" is from 1929; meaning "detective" is from 1942. snooper "one who pries or peeps" is from 1889.
Swindled; cheated: snookered by the post office again