from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To pry into the private affairs of others, especially by prowling about.
- n. One who snoops.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To be devious and cunning so as not to be seen
- v. To secretly spy on or investigate, especially into the private personal life of others.
- n. The act of snooping
- n. One who snoops
- n. A private detective
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pry about; go about in a prying or sneaking way.
- n. One who snoops, or pries or sneaks about; a snooper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a spy who makes uninvited inquiries into the private affairs of others
- v. watch, observe, or inquire secretly
Dutch snoepen, to eat on the sly.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch snoepen ("to pry, eat in secret, sneak"). Related to Dutch and Low German snappen ("to bite, seize"), Dutch snavel ("beak, bill, pecker, neb"), German Schnabel ("beak, bill, mouth"). More at snap. (Wiktionary)