Nosy Parker

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nosy parker

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

(or nos′y) Par′ker,



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

nosy parker

nosey parker n (Brit) (fam) → ficcanaso m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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