American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person who meddles or pries into the affairs of others.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A meddling person; one who officiously or impertinently concerns himself with the affairs of others.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who officiously concerns himself with the affairs of others; a meddling person.
- n. a person who meddles in the affairs of others
“If one is called a busybody, it is a negative character assessment.”
“Regarding the mother of my neighbour, apparently, the busybody is actually living in her daughter’s house and the daughter, who has lived here for many years, knows the rules and has been more than happy to report other people who have had guests staying longer than they should.”
“Though he is too great and important to be called a busybody, we still feel sympathetically something of the suppressed irritation and sense of hindrance and interruption with which the lords must have regarded this companion with his "devout imaginations," whom they dared not neglect, and who was sure to get the better in every argument, generally by reason, but at all events by the innate force of his persistence and daring.”
“I see "busybody" syndrome isn't just an affliction of estadounidenses.”
“Considering that, except for those for whom it has religious component, the pros and cons seem about equally balanced - it strikes me as a "busybody" issue.”
“The principle of the periscope is the same as that of the "busybody," familiar to householders, and which is placed on the sill of an upper window, so that a person inside the house may see who is at the front door.”
“People are freely choosing not to have as many kids as previous generations; to argue that they are making the wrong decision seems like exactly the kind of busybody interference into private lives that libertarians normally deplore.”
“Her name is Quidnunc, which is a Latin word for "busybody".”
“There should be pride in being a "busybody" when it comes to looking after where we live, it said.”
“Welcome to the first installment of Thanks for Sharing, a gossip column that's filled with information you really don't need to know -- the kind of busybody hearsay that you will only care about if you're a”
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A list of compound derogatory names such as gapeseed, muckworm and lickspittle. Your one-word contributions to this list are welcome.
See sionnach's list derogatory terms I should use ...
An extensive list I have been working on for quite some time. Feel free to add more of the kind if you miss any.
"Fornication" is not equal to "formication".
Words with funny meaning, spelling or both.
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