Busybody and Gossip

Busybody

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Busybody noun – A person who meddles in the affairs of others.
Usage example: that busybody across the street is always telling me how to tend to my own garden

Gossip is a synonym for busybody in meddler topic. In some cases you can use "Gossip" instead the word "Busybody" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like nosy, nosy parker.
Synonyms for Busybody

Gossip

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Gossip noun – A person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others.
Busybody is a synonym for gossip in scandalmonger topic. You can use "Busybody" instead the word "Gossip" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as spreads.
Nearby Words: gossiped, gossipy, gossiping
Synonyms for Gossip

How words are described

old old busybody old gossip
little little busybody little gossip
self-righteous self-righteous busybody self-righteous gossip
resident resident busybody resident gossip

Both words in one sentence

  • In The Parent Trap (the original with Hayley Mills), the Evers' housekeeper, a flagrant busybody, would often conclude her gossip with "But I'm not saying a word, not one single word".
  • In one episode of Adventures in Care-a-Lot, Grizzle, disguised as Busybody Bear, is trying to break up a band that some of the bears started by spreading gossip about the members.
  • Disguised in Drag In the Adventures in Care-A-Lot episode "Battle of the Band," Grizzle dons a Wig, Dress, Accent to pose as "Busybody Bear" and spread a little gossip to break up a recently formed band, whose practicing was keeping him from getting any sleep.
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