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[noh-zee] /ˈnoʊ zi/

adjective, nosier, nosiest.
unduly curious about the affairs of others; prying; meddlesome.
adjective nosier, nosiest
(informal) prying or inquisitive

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” first recorded 1882. Nosey Parker as a name for an inquisitive person is from 1907.


Inquisitive, esp overly so; prying: Everyone on the staff must be super nosy/ We shall not be nosey (1882+)


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