- The definition of a snoop is a detective or a person who investigates by poking around into people's private affairs.
A person who spies on her neighbors every night with a telescope is an example of a snoop.
- To snoop is to investigate or poke around, typically into someone's private affairs or where you are not wanted.
When you peek in someone's bushes and look through their trash to find out more about them, this is an example of a time when you snoop.
Origin: Du snoepen, to eat snacks on the sly
- a person who snoopsalso snooper
- the act of snooping
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intransitive verb snooped, snoop·ing, snoops
Origin: Dutch snoepen, to eat on the sly.
- snoopˈer noun