Definitions

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

  • adjective Given to or showing an intrusive curiosity about the affairs of others; prying.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a large or prominent nose.

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

  • adjective Offensively or intrusively curious; prying; nosey.

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

  • adjective prying, inquisitive or curious in other’s affairs; tending to snoop or meddle

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

  • adjective offensively curious or inquisitive

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Examples

  • Sadly, it washed off but not before certain nosy neighbors were suitably horrified ..

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  • As a student of human nature another word for "nosy" I followed them to see what happened, as did another man who began to ask questions of the police.

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  • As a student of human nature another word for "nosy" I followed them to see what happened, as did another man who began to ask questions of the police.

    Lillian Daniel: Acting Out On The Airplane

  • As a student of human nature another word for "nosy" I followed them to see what happened, as did another man who began to ask questions of the police.

    Lillian Daniel: Acting Out On The Airplane

  • As a student of human nature another word for "nosy" I followed them to see what happened, as did another man who began to ask questions of the police.

    Lillian Daniel: Acting Out On The Airplane

  • And it largely worked because people instinctively recoil at the idea of nosy creeps like Starr rifling through other people's underwear drawers.

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  • And it largely worked because people instinctively recoil at the idea of nosy creeps like Starr rifling through other people's underwear drawers.

    Hullabaloo

  • And it largely worked because people instinctively recoil at the idea of nosy creeps like Starr rifling through other people's underwear drawers.

    Hullabaloo

  • This morning a group of so-po bloggers walked with other NGOs and political parties peeved with the 50 so-called nosy Australian lawmakers who wanted Malaysia to stop an on-going trial in the name of justice.

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  • No subject should be considered too "nosy" between a wife and husband.

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