Snoop Definition

sno͝op
snooping, snoops
verb
snooping, snoops
To pry into the private affairs of others, especially by prowling about.
American Heritage
To look about in a sneaking, prying way.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary

To be devious and cunning so as not to be seen.

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
neglectignore
noun
snoops
A person who snoops.
Webster's New World
The act of snooping.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary
A private detective.
She hired a snoop to find out if her husband was having an affair.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
snooperpryprier
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Other Word Forms of Snoop

Noun

Singular:
snoop
Plural:
snoops

Origin of Snoop

  • From Dutch snoepen (“to pry, eat in secret, sneak"). Related to Dutch and Low German snappen (“to bite, seize"), Dutch snavel (“beak, bill, pecker, neb"), German Schnabel (“beak, bill, mouth"). More at snap.

    From Wiktionary

  • Dutch snoepen to eat on the sly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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