nos|y1 nosey [ˈnəuzi US ˈnou-] adj comparative nosier superlative nosiest
always wanting to find out things that do not concern you, especially other people's private affairs
Don't be so nosy! It's none of your business.
a nosy neighbor
>nosiness n [U]
>nosily adv
nosy 2
nosy2 n BrE informal
a nosy
a thorough look around a place, especially somewhere that belongs to someone else and is private
I'd love to have a good old nosy in Josey's room!

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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