Definition of busybody in English:

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busybody

Pronunciation: /ˈbɪzɪbɒdi/

noun (plural busybodies)

A meddling or prying person: others considered him an interfering busybody
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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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