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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
nosy parker
I don't wish to interfere/be nosy etc
Mrs Tidy/Mrs Efficient/Mrs Nosy etc
▪ A nosy neighbor actually videotaped them in their own backyard.
▪ At first, the children are afraid to ask questions they think might be impolite or nosy.
▪ Stop being so nosy!
▪ Being the nosy type, I thought I'd pick his brains.
▪ He was also branded a nosy parker by some of his Abingdon neighbours.
▪ How, she wondered, might she look in without seeming nosy?
▪ Not those nosy Klubocks, she thought, turning to see the back door fly open.
▪ Such questions from the likes of nosy old hacks like me are an occupational hazard of the famous.
▪ Those who butt in because they are curious, nosy and feel entitled to the involvement they seek.
▪ Tonight the nosy Klubocks could look all they wanted.
▪ We got to install an Indwelling Curiosity Cutout in some nosy booger.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

nosy \nosy\ adj. Offensively or intrusively curious; prying; nosey; as, he flipped through my letters in his nosy way.

Syn: inquisitorial, nosey, prying, snoopy.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

also nosey, 1610s, "having a prominent nose," from nose (n.) + -y (2). Earlier in this sense was nasee (mid-14c.), from Anglo-French, from Old French nasé, ultimately from Latin nasus "nose." Sense of "inquisitive" first recorded 1882. Nosey Parker as a name for an inquisitive person is from 1907.


a. prying, inquisitive or curious in other’s affairs; tending to snoop or meddle alt. prying, inquisitive or curious in other’s affairs; tending to snoop or meddle

  1. adj. offensively curious or inquisitive; "curious about the neighbor's doings"; "he flipped through my letters in his nosy way"; "prying eyes"; "the snoopy neighbor watched us all day" [syn: nosey, prying, snoopy]

  2. [also: nosiest, nosier]

Nosy (album)

Nosy is the second studio album of the Portuguese pop rock singer Gomo. It was released in 2009 in Portugal. Final Stroke was the first rack to be released from the album. The album's songs are performed by Gomo (lead vocals), Mário Barreiros (acoustic guitar, producer, mastering, drums, bass), Pedro Oliveira, (backing vocals), Mario Santos (saxophone) and Manuel Simões (guitar).

Usage examples of "nosy".

Obvious inevitable inference: Hirst and Manning contrived the burglary, arranging to put it on Nosy Parker and daughter - Hirst found Manning meant to do him out of the swag and scragged him.

Listons or the Lighterage Company or any damned soul except those nosy parkers in their perdition launches?

They could ease the passage of a terrified passenger lifter, or ensure that nosy busybodies were made into asteroid sandwich, but he enjoyed the spectacle of seeing something as big and vain as the Time-span negotiating this potentially fatal dance.

She was even-tempered but not cowlike, affectionate but not possessive, interested in my work but not nosy.

I am not the Tough Tony from Water Street who is about 55 and doing a sixer up the river, I am the Tough Tony who is going on seventeen from Brecker Street and who you got probation for last week after I slash that nosy cop that comes flatfooting into the grocery store where some friends and I are just looking around not knowing it is after hours and that the groceryman has went home.

We hoped to hell the nosy old who lived on either side of the Hearts, Mrs.

Shears the gardener is patrolling the faraway fences, checking that his Hedera helix is fanning out nicely against the latticework, for there have been too many nosy folk peering at the house lately.

Darcy who, beside the three rows of pearls, the black dress and the grey-silver over-lacquered hair, was decidedly nosy, had no inhibitions about question time.

Annie said, shoving Pokemon to the back of her mind because Grady was obviously being nosy again.

Yet another bored and nosy Elder from the shrines below, no doubt, checking out the group of aircraft flying by so late.

Other nosy townspeople who'd gotten wind of the contretemps between the board and Roberta Jewett came also, hoping to spice up their lives with additional fodder for gossip.

The few aye-ayes that were known to exist in 1985 were to be found (or more usually not found) on a tiny, idyllic, rainforest island called Nosy Mangabe, just off the north-east coast of Madagascar to which they had been removed twenty years earlier.

What she wouldn’t give to tell Nanette that Smenkare was her sex slave and that he had fucked her sideways on the bathroom floor this morning and that he was required to do anything she asked—including bitch-slapping nosy fake-blonde receptionists.

I knew that this was really about not embarrassing her in front of the Sony Family, the nosy chattery ladies with the other franchises that Mom competed against for whuffie and bragging rights.

I suppose it appeals to the conspiracy buff that most of us have tucked away somewhere inside ourselves, that Nosy Parker who likes to ferret out the secrets behind everything and then connect the dots.