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nos·y [or] nos·ey

nosy [or] nosey

 
pronunciation:
no zi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: nosier, nosiest
definition: showing too much interest in other people's activities.
I refuse to answer your nosy questions.
similar words:
snooping
derivations: nosily (adv.), nosiness (n.)
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The word nosy contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.