Nosy

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Definition

nosy (or 'nosey') : interested in other people's personal lives, inquisitive, intrusive
adjective
I don't want to be nosey, but how much money is in your bank account? I'm just curious to know.

Pronunciation examples
UK: She's so nosey! All she does is look at her neighbours!
US: I don't want to be nosey, but what were you doing in the bath with my wife?
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Examples

  • "However, you should stay on your toes because Miss Stake is a shrewd woman who has a knack for being nosy."

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