nosey nosey


  • (adj) offensively curious or inquisitive



  1. That evening nosey Comedian Durante turned up at the banquet where nosey General Butler was speaking.
  2. In one village several nosey Ethiopians were blown to bits by banging a dud against a rock.
  3. Highlight of the trial's third week was a detailed account of Defendant Hines's connections with the racket told by nosey State Witness George Weinberg.


  1. Senior Living: Know when to report elder abuse

    Elder abuse and neglect can take many forms, yet is often difficult to know for sure that it is going on. It is easier to make excuses that you are reading more into a situation, that you are being too nosey or it isn't your business.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Record Searchlight

  2. Elephant draws controversy during Linden Mills Days

    Tom Liebel walks African Elephant Nosey back to her tent on Friday. Some felt the elephant was kept in inhumane conditions.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Tri-County Times


  1. "There's nothing that I can confirm, but I got quite a few exciting phone calls once I said I was leaving," McLean told the Daily Record. "I'd like to do anything that involves working with other people. I'm nosey in a cheerful way, like a...
    on Aug 2, 2008 By: Andrea McLean Source: Digital Spy

  2. Akon told VIBE Magazine: "We are bringing the stadium to your living room. It's high-energy dance music mixed with a little international sounds and hip-hop. It's a whole new sound. The concept of the song (Nosey Neighbors) is I'm in a condo, I have...
    on Jun 1, 2010 By: Akon Source: MTV UK

  3. "She's very nosey and vain, but she really means what she says and takes her role very seriously," says Staunton, whose character also gives the drama much comedy.
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: Imelda Staunton Source: BBC News

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