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snoopy

[snoo-pee] /ˈsnu pi/
adjective, snoopier, snoopiest. Informal.
1.
characterized by meddlesome curiosity; prying.
Origin of snoopy
1890-1895
1890-95; snoop + -y1
Related forms
snoopily, adverb
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  • They could hear their silent, snoopy hands creeping softly over the stones.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
  • This time it was snoopy Sykes, the most voiceless member of the union.

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
  • snoopy takes the ball from Geordie, rushes around the goal the other way, Mamma, do you see?

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
  • And then, just at that last goal didn't that horrid Jumbo make a terrible and cruel swing at snoopy's ankle, just as he passed.

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
  • Captain Jack and snoopy in the first five minutes actually put in two goals, with that back goal play of theirs.

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
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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