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snoopy

[snoo-pee] /ˈsnu pi/
adjective, snoopier, snoopiest. Informal.
1.
characterized by meddlesome curiosity; prying.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; snoop + -y1
Related forms
snoopily, adverb
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  • It certainly isn't the sheer joy of reminiscing to a snoopy foreign writer.
  • His team is comprised of a motley group of uninspired ball players with a dog-snoopy-as shortstop.
Word Origin and History for snoopy
adj.

1895, from snoop (n.) + -y (2). The cartoon dog of that name in the "Peanuts" newspaper comic strip debuted in 1950.

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