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An inquisitive and prying person.
- ‘I can vaguely remember some of the comments made by Mr Kirk at the time towards the kinds of professional stickybeaks who poked their noses into things he was doing.’
- ‘Every auction has its stickybeaks, and some of the locals will be sorry to see him and his collection of treasures go.’
- ‘I'd have to agree, so get out of it, stickybeak.’
verb[NO OBJECT]NZ, Australian
Pry into other people's affairs.‘I don't mean to stickybeak, but when is he going to leave?’
listen in, spy, intrudeView synonyms
- ‘She did work at the Games, so on a few occasions was able to go into the village and stickybeak at the famous faces.’
- ‘Just as we love to stickybeak into other people's houses, we love to know how other people live - no detail is too sordid, no information too personal.’
- ‘She wouldn't stand still, trying to eavesdrop, so my Aunt suggested they go for a drive to stickybeak at my mum's new house.’
- ‘He was diabetic, and once when I was about eight I was stickybeaking around the house and walked in on him rolling up his sleeve, balancing his insulin needle between his fingers.’
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