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bus·y·bod·y

 (bĭz′ē-bŏd′ē)
n. pl. bus·y·bod·ies
A person who meddles or pries into the affairs of others.

busybody

(ˈbɪzɪˌbɒdɪ)
n, pl -bodies
a meddlesome, prying, or officious person
ˈbusyˌbodying n

bus•y•bod•y

(ˈbɪz iˌbɒd i)

n., pl. -bod•ies.
a person who pries into or meddles in the affairs of others.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.busybody - a person who meddles in the affairs of others
meddler - an officious annoying person who interferes with others

busybody

noun nosy parker (informal), gossip, troublemaker, snoop, intriguer, intruder, pry, eavesdropper, snooper, stirrer (informal), meddler, scandalmonger Some busybody tipped off the police.

busybody

noun
A person given to intruding in other people's affairs:
Informal: kibitzer.
Slang: buttinsky.
Archaic: pragmatic.
Translations

busybody

[ˈbɪzɪbɒdɪ] Nentrometido/a m/f

busybody

[ˈbɪzibɒdi] nmouche f du cochebusy signal n (US)tonalité f occupé inv

busybody

nWichtigtuer m, → Gschaftlhuber m (S Ger); don’t be such a busybodymisch dich nicht überall ein

busybody

[ˈbɪzɪˌbɒdɪ] nficcanaso m/f, impiccione/a
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And so what I'm thinking is, if all duennas, of whatever sort or condition they may be, are plagues and busybodies, what must they be that are distressed, like this Countess Three-skirts or Three-tails
Prying busybodies thrust their heads into the circle wherever two or three of the exiles were conversing together.
Should any one seem inclined to enlist, there were officious idlers and busybodies, of that class who are ever ready to dissuade others from any enterprise in which they themselves have no concern.
They are busybodies who are about early in the morning, hammering, shouting, and rattling the fire-irons, and rendering it generally impossible for the rest of the house to remain in bed.
She had an exquisite tact and insight in relation to all points of manners; but the people she lived among were blunderers and busybodies.
Squirrels are the gossips and busybodies of the woods; they haven't learned the fine reserve of its other denizens.
It was remarkable that all of the busybodies and impertinent people in the parish, not one ventured to put the plain question to Mr.
So instead of a large sum of money Dona Rita gave the girl a kiss and as she had been worried by several people who wanted her to go to Tolosa she bolted down this way just to get clear of all those busybodies.
Sydney knew this, and liked her for it, but he took advantage of it, nevertheless by asking suddenly; "Honestly, now, would n't you go the old way and enjoy it as much as ever, if I was n't anywhere about to set the busybodies gossiping?
There has been talk‹friends, busybodies, and all the rest.
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Josie Appleton, director of the Manifesto Club, who campaign against state interference, said: "Doctors are really becoming incorrigible busybodies.