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  • n. An overly inquisitive or prying person.


Unknown, 1890. (Wiktionary)


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  • (n): busybody

    The term Nosey Parker isn’t recorded until 1907. The term nosey for someone inquisitive, figuratively always sticking their nose into other people’s affairs, is a little older, dating back to the 1880s. Before that, anyone called nosey was just somebody with a big nose, like the Duke of Wellington, nicknamed Old Nosey.

    January 28, 2008