adjective, nos·i·er, nos·i·est.
- unduly curious about the affairs of others; prying; meddlesome.
adjective nosier or nosiest
- informal prying or inquisitive
adj.also nosey, 1610s, “having a prominent nose,” from nose (n.) + -y (2). Earlier in this sense was nasee (mid-14c.), from Anglo-French, from Old French nasé, ultimately from Latin nasus “nose.” Sense of “inquisitive” first recorded 1882. Nosey Parker as a name for an inquisitive person is from 1907.