Definition of 'nosy'
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And there will be no nosy neighbours or paparazzi. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She's really nosy and is always going off into other people's houses. The Sun (2015)He has lots of grown-ups around him, who help to protect him from nosy journalists. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I've always been quite nosy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'nosy'
British English: nosy /ˈnəʊzɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as nosy, you mean that they are interested in things which do not concern them.
He was having to whisper in order to avoid being overheard by their nosy neighbours.
- American English: nosy
- Arabic: فُضُولِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: xereta
- Chinese: 好管闲事的
- Croatian: preznatiželjan
- Czech: zvědavý
- Danish: nysgerrig
- Dutch: nieuwsgierig
- European Spanish: entrometido
- Finnish: tungetteleva
- French: curieux
- German: neugierig
- Greek: αδιάκριτος
- Italian: ficcanaso
- Japanese: 詮索好きな
- Korean: 참견하기 좋아하는
- Norwegian: nysgjerrig
- Polish: wścibski
- European Portuguese: bisbilhoteiro
- Romanian: băgăcios
- Russian: чрезмерно любопытный
- Spanish: entrometido
- Swedish: nyfiken
- Thai: อยากรู้อยากเห็น
- Turkish: meraklı
- Ukrainian: цікавий
- Vietnamese: thọc mạch
Definition of nosy from the Collins English Dictionary
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