Definition of nosy in English:

nosy

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Pronunciation: /ˈnəʊzi
 
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(also nosey)
informal

adjective (nosier, nosiest)

verb

(nosies, nosying or noseying, nosied) [no object, with adverbial] Back to top  
  • Pry into something: they don’t nosy into your business like some people
    More example sentences
    • We're nosying around a suite at London's Charlotte Street Hotel while the photographer sets up.
    • Mind you, I'm always noseying at books and coveting.
    • But I also just adore noseying at other people's snapshots.

Derivatives

nosily

adverb
More example sentences
  • She flashed it at the conductor briefly, and then stopped as she noticed a slip of paper sticking out of the back - she unfolded it, and I peered nosily to the right to catch a glimpse.
  • ‘Lacey Green’, I smiled nicely and peered inside their apartment nosily.
  • I fidgeted as some passers-by glanced at me nosily.

nosiness

noun
More example sentences
  • He was attracting quite a bit of attention on the first day - pure curiosity and nosiness.
  • His inherent nosiness, his interest in people, made him a great reporter.
  • With all of David's prodding, Selina found herself slipping up and mistaking his nosiness for actual interest in her, though he said otherwise.

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