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snoop

 
 
pronunciation:
snup
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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Word History
part of speech: verb
inflections: snoops, snooping, snooped
definition: to look into others' affairs or possessions in a secret way.
You'd better not snoop in my diary.
synonyms:
meddle, nose, pry
similar words:
check, eavesdrop, interfere, intrude, look, mess, poke
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who snoops.
That snoop was trying to open my locker.
synonyms:
busybody, meddler
similar words:
gossip
derivation: snooper (n.)
Word History
Snoop comes from snoepen, a Dutch word that means "to eat in secret," "eat sweets," or "steal (food)."