Definition of busybody in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɪzɪbɒdi/

noun (plural busybodies)

A meddling or prying person: others considered him an interfering busybody
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  • We grasp the poignant loneliness of the elevator attendant, sigh when Rhoda is hurt and squirm at the office busybody's interference.
  • More busybodies trying to interfere with our life choices.
  • They are just happily getting on with their own lives and doing their best to dodge being bothered by all the busybodies and meddlers of the world.
meddler, interferer, mischief-maker, troublemaker, gossip, scandalmonger, muckraker, eavesdropper, intruder, ghoul, gawker
British informal gawper
North American informal buttinsky
informal, dated Paul Pry
rare pryer, pry

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