Nosy Parker


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nosy parker

n
informal a prying person
[C20: apparently arbitrary use of surname Parker]

Nos′y

(or nos′y) Par′ker,



n.
a persistently nosy person.
[1905–10]
Translations

nosy parker

nosey parker n (Brit) (fam) → ficcanaso m/f
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So I'm becoming a nosy parker myself by visiting the countryside to see for myself.
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And self-confessed nosy parker Anne Robinson is off on a road trip to ask people loads of awkward questions about money and learn about our spending habits.
They need their feet on the ground, knocking on doors and sometimes being a nosy parker.
Contract award: Editorial services for the magazine Nysgjerrigper Nosy Parker .
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That nosy parker Keith Lemon (right) rifles through the private effects of mystery celeb guests in this special, with regular Dave Berry.
Donna's brother visited and saw the nosy parker, so he walked off into the Woolton night to visit the weirdo's home - but came back baffled, because he couldn't find the house.
I hasten to add it is not an excuse for nosy parker do- gooders, to have a field day, but up to every decent human being to be watchful of defenceless children and stop the suffering this little girl went through before she died.
John Burgess, whose character "Bing" sparred with the stiletto-wearing nosy parker for many years, said: "Gladys had a refinement, a delicacy and an elegance.
A regular feature includes the Nosy Parker Award, which is presented to those who have egregiously trampled on personal privacy, and a regular column from an anonymous character known as Paranoid Paul, who issues a report from the road.