stickybeak

/ˈstɪkibik / (say 'stikeebeek)

verb (i)
1. to pry; meddle.
noun
2. someone who pries.
3. an inquisitive inspection: have a bit of a stickybeak.
Also, sticky-nose. {from the phrase stick one's beak in, see beak1 (def. 3)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • stickybeak — UK [ˈstɪkɪˌbiːk] / US [ˈstɪkɪˌbɪk] noun [countable] Word forms stickybeak : singular stickybeak plural stickybeaks Australian informal someone who is too interested in other people s private activities …   English dictionary

  • Stickybeak — 1. nosy person; inquisitive, prying person; 2. look merely to satisfy one s own inquisitiveness: We went to the inspection just to have a stickybeak ; 3. pry or meddle …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • stickybeak — Australian Slang 1. nosy person; inquisitive, prying person; 2. look merely to satisfy one s own inquisitiveness: We went to the inspection just to have a stickybeak ; 3. pry or meddle …   English dialects glossary

  • stickybeak — /stik ee beek /, n. Australian Slang. a busybody; meddler. [1925 30; STICKY + BEAK] * * * …   Universalium

  • stickybeak — 1. noun a) An inquisitive person; a Nosey Parker b) The act or an instance of looking at or watching something, especially something which does not directly concern the one looking 2. verb to pry or to snoop …   Wiktionary

  • stickybeak — stick|y|beak [ stıki,bik ] noun count AUSTRALIAN INFORMAL someone who is too interested in other people s private activities …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stickybeak — n. & v. Austral. & NZ sl. n. an inquisitive person. v.intr. pry …   Useful english dictionary

  • stickybeak Austral./NZ — informal noun an inquisitive person. verb pry into other people s affairs …   English new terms dictionary

  • Buttinski — stickybeak; an interfering person (in the form of a mock Russian name, from butt in to interrupt + ski, a Russian name element) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • sticky-nose — /ˈstɪki noʊz/ (say stikee nohz) verb (i) (sticky nosed, sticky nosing) 1. → stickybeak (def. 1). –noun 2. → stickybeak (defs 2 and 3) …   Australian English dictionary

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