What does busybody mean?

busybody meaning in General Dictionary

one that officiously fears himself with the matters of others a meddling person

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  • someone who meddles in matters of other individuals
  • a person who officiously concerns himself with all the affairs of others; a meddling person.

busybody meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"meddlesome individual," 1520s, from busy (adj.) in the otherwise-obsolete sense "prying, meddlesome" + body "person."


busybody meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Person who officiously concerns himself because of the affairs of others; a meddling person.