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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnosynos‧y1, nosey /ˈnəʊzi $ ˈnoʊ-/ ●○○ adjective (comparative nosier, superlative nosiest)  FIND OUTalways wanting to find out things that do not concern you, especially other people’s private affairs Don’t be so nosy! a nosy neighbornosiness noun [uncountable]nosily adverb
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nosyAt first, the children are afraid to ask questions they think might be impolite or nosy.Stop being so nosy!How, she wondered, might she look in without seeming nosy?Those who butt in because they are curious, nosy and feel entitled to the involvement they seek.We got to install an Indwelling Curiosity Cutout in some nosy booger.Tonight the nosy Klubocks could look all they wanted.Not those nosy Klubocks, she thought, turning to see the back door fly open.A nosy neighbor actually videotaped them in their own backyard.Such questions from the likes of nosy old hacks like me are an occupational hazard of the famous.He was also branded a nosy parker by some of his Abingdon neighbours.Being the nosy type, I thought I'd pick his brains.
nosynosy2 noun British English informal   a nosy
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