from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Overly inquiring; nosey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Snappish; saucy; impudent; bold; pert.
Of course, it can also serve scare off priggish, nosy (or "nebby" as we say here in western PA) relations, should you happen to have any, as in:
Of course, it can also serve scare off priggish, nosy or "nebby" as we say here in western PA relations, should you happen to have any, as in: "...there was a booming, house-shaking roar in the basement, followed by a metallic ping, as something hit the basement ceiling, directly below us.
John Aravosis refused to divulge the name even in private correspondence — yes, I was nebby enough to ask, although his published piece cleverly hinted that the “mystery gay” was House Speaker Denny Hastert himself.
He was nebby owre a bill I sent in the other day; and I'm getting tired of his bluster.
"Pittsburgh Dad" celebrates and makes fun of the unique speech of the working-class city, where yinz means you all, nebby means nosy and redd up means clean up.
"She was always nebby and curious about things," said her father, a Canonsburg resident.
Many of them usually aren't open to the public, so if you're nebby like me, it's a great opportunity to have a good old nose around an unusual building.
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