Nosy Parker


Nosy Parker
/noh"zee pahr"keuhr/, Informal.
a persistently nosy, prying person; busybody.
[1905-10]

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  • Nosy Parker — [pär′kər] n. [ NOSY + proper name Parker: reason for use uncert.] [also n p , n P ] Informal a nosy person; busybody …   English World dictionary

  • nosy parker — (UK) A nosy parker is someone who is excessively interested in other people s lives. ( Nosey parker is an alternative spelling.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • nosy parker — ► NOUN ▪ an overly inquisitive person. ORIGIN from a 1907 picture postcard caption, ‘The adventures of Nosey Parker’, referring to a peeping Tom in Hyde Park …   English terms dictionary

  • nosy parker — n BrE informal someone who is too interested in finding out about other people s affairs used to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Nosy Parker — /noh zee pahr keuhr/, Informal. a persistently nosy, prying person; busybody. Also, Nosey Parker. [1905 10] * * * ˌnosy ˈparker noun (BrE, informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • nosy parker — UK [ˌnəʊzɪ ˈpɑː(r)kə(r)] / US [ˌnoʊzɪ ˈpɑrkər] noun [countable] Word forms nosy parker : singular nosy parker plural nosy parkers informal a nosy person …   English dictionary

  • nosy parker — [“nozi “parka* ] n. a nosy person. (Also a term of address.) □ Mary can be such a nosy parker. □ Look, you nosy parker, mind your own business …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • nosy parker — /noʊzi ˈpakə/ (say nohzee pahkuh) noun a person who continually pries; a meddler; a stickybeak. Also, nosey parker, nosy Parker, nosey Parker. {from a character Nosey Parker in picture postcards published by the London View Co. Ltd., 1907} …   Australian English dictionary

  • nosy parker — (UK)    A nosy parker is someone who is excessively interested in other people s lives. ( Nosey parker is an alternative spelling.)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • nosy parker — nos|y park|er [ ,nouzi parkər ] noun count INFORMAL a nosy person …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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