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Meaning of BUSYBODY

Pronunciation:  'bizee`bâdee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a person who meddles in the affairs of others
 

BUSYBODY is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: nosey-parker, nosy-parker
 
 See Also: meddler

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bus"y*bod`y\ (-b[o^]d`[y^]), n.; pl. {Busybodies}
(-b[o^]d`[i^]z).
One who officiously concerns himself with the affairs of
others; a meddling person.

      And not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies,
      speaking things which they ought not.    --1 Tim. v.
                                               13.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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