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snoop

snoop

 
 
pronunciation:
snup
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: snooped, snooping, snoops
definition: to pry into others' affairs or possessions, esp. in a sneaky way.
synonyms:
meddle, nose, pry
similar words:
butt in, check, eavesdrop, interfere, intrude, look, mess, poke
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part of speech: noun
definition: someone who snoops.
synonyms:
busybody, meddler
similar words:
gossip, inquisitive, Nosy Parker
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derivation: snooper (n.)
Word History
Snoop comes from snoepen, a Dutch word that means "to eat in secret," "eat sweets," or "steal (food)."