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nosy (adj.)

also nosey, 1610s, "having a prominent nose," from nose (n.) + -y (2). Earlier in this sense was nasee (mid-14c.), from Anglo-French, from Old French nasé, ultimately from Latin nasus "nose." Sense of "inquisitive" is recorded from 1882. Nosey Parker as a name for an inquisitive person is by 1890.

updated on August 01, 2019

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Definitions of nosy from WordNet

nosy (adj.)
offensively curious or inquisitive;
he flipped through my letters in his nosy way
Synonyms: nosey / prying / snoopy
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