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Definition of "nosy" []

  • Informal Given to prying into the affairs of others; snoopy. See Synonyms at curious. (adjective)
  • Informal Prying; inquisitive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nosy" in a sentence
  • "Sadly, it washed off but not before certain nosy neighbors were suitably horrified .."
  • "As a student of human nature another word for "nosy" I followed them to see what happened, as did another man who began to ask questions of the police."
  • "And it largely worked because people instinctively recoil at the idea of nosy creeps like Starr rifling through other people's underwear drawers."