Meaning of “nosy” in the English Dictionary

"nosy" in British English

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nosyadjective

nosier, nosiest also nosey uk /ˈnəʊ.zi/ us /ˈnoʊ.zi/ disapproving
nosily
adverb uk /ˈnəʊ.zəl.i/ us /ˈnoʊ.zəl.i/

"Who was that on the phone?" she asked nosily.
nosiness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈnəʊ.zi.nəs/ us /ˈnoʊ.zi.nəs/

(Definition of “nosy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nosy" in American English

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nosyadjective

also nosey us /ˈnoʊ·zi/

too interested in what other people are doing and wanting to discover too much about them:

I was a nosy kid.

(Definition of “nosy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)