nosy


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nos·y

or nos·ey  (nō′zē)
adj. nos·i·er, nos·i·est Informal
Given to or showing an intrusive curiosity about the affairs of others; prying.

nos′i·ly adv.
nos′i·ness n.

nosy

(ˈnəʊzɪ) or

nosey

adj, nosier or nosiest
informal prying or inquisitive
ˈnosily adv
ˈnosiness n

nos•y

or nos•ey

(ˈnoʊ zi)

adj. nos•i•er, nos•i•est.
unduly curious about the affairs of others; prying.
[1880–85]
nos′i•ly, adv.
nos′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nosy - 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"
curious - eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns); "a curious child is a teacher's delight"; "a trap door that made me curious"; "curious investigators"; "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers"; "curious about the neighbor's doings"

nosy

or nosey
adjective
Informal. Unduly interested in the affairs of others:
Informal: snoopy.
Translations
فُضولي، حاشِرٌ أنْفَهفُضُولِيّ
zvědavý
nysgerrig
tungetteleva
preznatiželjan
詮索好きな
참견하기 좋아하는
radoveden
nyfiken
อยากรู้อยากเห็น
thọc mạch

nosy

adj (+er) (inf)neugierig

nosy

nosey [ˈnəʊzɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → curioso/a
don't be so nosy → non fare il ficcanaso
she's a nosy girl → è una ficcanaso

nose

(nəuz) noun
1. the part of the face by which people and animals smell and usually breathe. She held the flower to her nose; He punched the man on the nose.
2. the sense of smell. Police dogs have good noses and can follow criminals' trails.
3. the part of anything which is like a nose in shape or position. the nose of an aeroplane.
verb
1. to make a way by pushing carefully forward. The ship nosed (its way) through the ice.
2. to look or search as if by smelling. He nosed about (in) the cupboard.
-nosed
a long-nosed dog.
ˈnos(e)y adjective
taking too much interest in other people and what they are doing. She is a very nos(e)y person.
ˈnosily adverb
ˈnosiness noun
ˈnose-bag noun
food-bag for horses, hung over the head.
ˈnosedive noun
a dive or fall with the head or nose first. The aeroplane did a nosedive into the sea.
ˈnose job noun
plastic surgery on the nose.
verb
to make such a dive. Suddenly the plane nosedived.
follow one's nose
to go straight forward.
lead by the nose
to make (a person) do whatever one wants.
nose out
to find (as if) by smelling. The dog nosed out its master's glove.
pay through the nose
to pay a lot, or too much.
turn up one's nose at
to treat with contempt. He turned up his nose at the school dinner.
under (a person's) (very) nose
right in front of (a person). The book was right under my very nose; He stole the money from under my very nose.

nosy

فُضُولِيّ zvědavý nysgerrig neugierig αδιάκριτος entrometido tungetteleva curieux preznatiželjan ficcanaso 詮索好きな 참견하기 좋아하는 nieuwsgierig nysgjerrig wścibski bisbilhoteiro, xereta чрезмерно любопытный nyfiken อยากรู้อยากเห็น meraklı thọc mạch 好管闲事的
References in classic literature ?
Sancho, seeing his master retiring to run his course, did not like to be left alone with the nosy man, fearing that with one flap of that nose on his own the battle would be all over for him and he would be left stretched on the ground, either by the blow or with fright; so he ran after his master, holding on to Rocinante's stirrup-leather, and when it seemed to him time to turn about, he said, "I implore of your worship, senor, before you turn to charge, to help me up into this cork tree, from which I will be able to witness the gallant encounter your worship is going to have with this knight, more to my taste and better than from the ground.
But as these pig-fish are a nosy, contemptible set, mostly lurking in the mouths of rivers, and feeding on wet hay, and especially as they do not spout, I deny their credentials as whales; and have presented them with their passports to quit the kingdom of Cetology.
Kravitz, a reference to the nosy neighbor on "Bewitched.
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I just wanted to note that the accompanying photo referencing three nosy mules is, in fact, three nosy donkeys--in a very frequently captured pose incredibly familiar to all of us who own donkeys.
Scientists think Brookesia micra might have achieved its small size through a "double'' island dwarfism effect, in which the dwarf species Brookesia minima on the Madagascan resort island of Nosy Be found its way to an islet, Nosy Hara, where it shrank even further.