from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Inclined to meddle or interfere.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Given to meddling; apt to interpose in the affairs of others; inclined to be officiously intrusive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Given to meddling; apt to interpose in the affairs of others; officiously intrusive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Inclined or having a tendency to meddle or interfere in other people's business.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner


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