nosy nosy  /ˈnoʊ zi/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) offensively curious or inquisitive

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. She turned 40 the book before this and lives there with her husband, who is a vet and just gets in one mess after another because she's too nosy.
  2. And if the ISI didn't like what Pearl was investigating it would have been simpler to boot him from Pakistan, as the ISI has occasionally done to nosy foreign journalists.
  3. After years of enduring tantalizing rumors that she would win the Nobel Prize for Literature, South African novelist Nadine Gordimer developed a pat response for nosy journalists:.

News

  • Gayle King On Success: Grow Up And Figure It Out

    With aspirations of becoming a child psychologist, Gayle King, a self-described ?nosy kid,? found her true passion thanks to a local TV newsroom job during college. ?I was hooked from day one,? she recalls. Since then, King has established herself as a power player in the notoriously fickle world of media. Today, she co-anchors the "CBS This Morning" show along with Charlie Rose and Norah O ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "I am going to say a few things about Dennis Johnson, like how nosy he was," Maxwell said. "We would go to each NBA city and call a Realtor up and go see the most expensive homes, knowing we weren't buying anything. He's looking at me right...
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Cedric Maxwell Source: SI.com

  2. "That is certainly an option and we'll make a decision when we get to Adelaide and have a nosy [at the pitch]," Bracewell said.
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: John Bracewell Source: Stuff.co.nz

  3. "I couldn't care less," Leyland said Sunday. "Maybe that sounds terrible, but I'm just getting sick of it. To me, it's becoming like the nosy neighbor. Everybody knows there's been some involved. Everybody knows. So what's the big deal about...
    on Aug 9, 2009 By: Jim Leyland Source: MLB.com

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