Definition of nosiness in US English:


(also noseyness)


  • See nosy

    • ‘We all have a certain nosiness about who's doing what; and a love of reminiscing.’
    • ‘Now, when her friends and parents incessantly inquire as to whether or not she's getting out and meeting new people, there's a method to their nosiness.’
    • ‘His inherent nosiness, his interest in people, made him a great reporter.’
    • ‘With all of David's prodding, Selina found herself slipping up and mistaking his nosiness for actual interest in her, though he said otherwise.’
    • ‘He was attracting quite a bit of attention on the first day - pure curiosity and nosiness.’