- The definition of nosy is someone who pries into people's affairs.
Someone who is always spying on his neighbors and eavesdropping on conversations is an example of a person who would be described as nosy.
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or nos·eyadjective nos·i·er, nos·i·est Informal
- Given to prying into the affairs of others; snoopy. See Synonyms at curious.
- Prying; inquisitive.
- nosˈi·ly adverb
- nosˈi·ness noun