Australian /NZ • informal
- 1An inquisitive and prying person.More example sentences
- Every auction has its stickybeaks, and some of the locals will be sorry to see him and his collection of treasures go.
- I can vaguely remember some of the comments made by Mr Kirk at the time towards the kinds of professional stickybeaks who poked their noses into things he was doing.
- I'd have to agree, so get out of it, stickybeak.
- 1.1 [in singular] An inquisitive or prying look or investigation: guests were invited to have a good old stickybeak aroundMore example sentences
- They even contemplated hiring a tour bus to go out to Campbelltown, on the outskirts of Sydney, for a stickybeak.
- I ambled over to have a stickybeak and saw that he was writing poetry.
- We're used to people stopping and having a chat if we're in the garden - or even popping up the steps to have a stickybeak if we're not.
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- Pry into other people’s affairs: I don’t mean to stickybeak, but when is he going to leave?More example sentences
- He was diabetic, and once when I was about eight I was stickybeaking around the house and walked in on him rolling up his sleeve, balancing his insulin needle between his fingers.
- Just as we love to stickybeak into other people's houses, we love to know how other people live - no detail is too sordid, no information too personal.
- She wouldn't stand still, trying to eavesdrop, so my Aunt suggested they go for a drive to stickybeak at my mum's new house.
More definitions of stickybeakDefinition of stickybeak in:
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