One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An inquisitive or nosy person.
no object To pry; to be inquisitive.
1960s; earliest use found in The Spectator. From the name of Prodnose, a pedantic and interfering character (representative of the general public as a whole) in the humorous ‘Beachcomber’ columns of J.B. Morton, apparently from prod + nose<br>1950s; earliest use found in Dylan Thomas (1914–1953), poet. From the name of Prodnose.
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