busybody

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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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My busybodying takes many forms, sometimes helpful - fresh out the hairdressers I was in the road giving it the 'left hand down, to me, clear' as I helped a lorry driver negotiate a tight corner in Central London.