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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Dutch
Origin: snoepen 'to buy or eat secretly'

snoop

verb
     
snoop [intransitive]
to try to find out about someone's private affairs by secretly looking in their house, examining their possessions etc
snoop around/about
I caught him snooping around in my office.
snoop on
reporters snooping on celebrities
snoop noun [singular]
snooper noun [countable]

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