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+ busy body
busybody ( plural ) busybodies
interferes with others; one who is nosy, intrusive or meddlesome.
1526, William Tyndale, , iv, 15,
Bible (Tyndale): 1 Peter
Se that none of you suffre as a murtherer or as a thefe or an evyll doar or as a
busybody in other mens matters.
1852, Charlotte Bronte, : Villette
Candidly speaking, I thought her a little busybody; but her father, blind like other parents, seemed perfectly content to let her wait on him, and even wonderfully soothed by her offices.
1915, Lucy Maud Montgomery, : Anne of the Island
But I couldn't—and I can't tell you, either, what it's meant to me these two years to believe you were going to marry him, and be told every week by some busybody that your engagement was on the point of being announced.
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someone who interferes with others
socadán , m gliúcálaí m Italian:
intrigante (it) , m, f ficcanaso (it) m, f Macedonian:
душкало n ( dúškalo ) Maori:
, whawhewhawhe ihu kurī Min Nan:
Ke-pô ( Hokkien ) Norman:
tout-s'mêle m Portuguese:
intrometido (pt) m Russian:
хлопоту́н (ru) m ( xlopotún ), хлопоту́нья (ru) f ( xlopotúnʹja ), проны́ра (ru) m, f ( pronýra ), ку́мушка (ru) f ( kúmuška ), назо́йливый челове́к m ( nazójlivyj čelovék ) Scottish Gaelic:
gobaire m Spanish:
metiche , m metijón , m metomentodo (es) , m intruso (es) m Thai:
เจ้ากี้เจ้าการ (th) ( jâo-gêe-jâo-gaan ) Vietnamese:
người bao biện