Snoop meaning

sno͝op
The act of snooping.
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A person who snoops.
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The act of snooping.
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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.

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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.

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To pry into the private affairs of others, especially by prowling about.
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One who snoops.
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To look about in a sneaking, prying way.
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To be devious and cunning so as not to be seen.
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One who snoops.

Be careful what you say around Gene because he's the bosses' snoop.

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A private detective.

She hired a snoop to find out if her husband was having an affair.

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To secretly spy on or investigate, especially into the private personal life of others.

If I had not snooped on her, I wouldn't have found out that she lied about her degree.

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Origin of snoop

  • Dutch snoepen to eat on the sly

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

  • 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