busybody busybody

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who meddles in the affairs of others

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Usage(s):

  1. To me, a former small-town kid, it's a tragedy, about a man whose dreams are beaten down by his needy, parochial, busybody neighbors.
  2. Mack, in fact, turns into a benign busybody, trying to pat almost all the lives that touch his into shape.

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    “Busybody” Howard Cook initiated the sale of Jacumba to Landman. "I am thinking about becoming the Duke of Jacumba,” Dave Landman jokes. We are sitting in the dining room at his DeAnza Springs Nudist Resort, a property in Jacumba that Landman has owned for 15 years.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

Quotes

  1. "She was a busybody and she was terribly lampooned, and cruelly so," says Julie. "She got a huge amount of flak, her whole family were targetted and she did nearly give up her campaigning."
    on May 21, 2008 By: Julie Walters Source: Manchester Evening News

  2. "I write an advice column on thedailypanic.com," said Peter. "I enjoy passing on wisdom - it's a big part of my life. Everybody has different character traits and it's how you use them that counts. I used to be a busybody but now I help...
    on May 23, 2008 By: Peter Tork Source: Chorley Citizen

  3. "There are a number of riders in the jocks' room here who have what it takes to be leaders, except that they're maybe a little too quiet," McCarron said. "They're not inclined to get involved. I was probably a little too much of a busybody at...
    on Aug 31, 2005 By: Chris McCarron Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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