Definition of Busybodies

1. Noun. (plural of busybody) ¹



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Definition of Busybodies

1. busybody [n] - See also: busybody

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Busybodies

busways
busy
busy-ness
busy-work
busy as a beaver
busy as a bee
busy beaver
busy beavers
busy bee
busy bees
busy bodies
busy body
busy signal
busy work
busybodied
busybodies (current term)
busybody
busybodying
busying
busyness
busynesses
busywork
busyworks
but
but's
but-
but-thorn
but for
but for the grace of God
but hey

Literary usage of Busybodies

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"busybodies WHO, knowing nothing, claim to know it all. What each intends, or will intend, they know. What in the queen's ear the king said, they know. ..."

2. Dictionary of Anecdote, Incident, Illustrative Fact: Selected and Arranged by Walter Baxendale (1888)
"busybodies, Lesson for. A man who had become rich by his own exertions, was asked by a friend the secret of his success. "I have accumulated," replied he, ..."

3. The Atonement Between God and Manby Charles Taze Russell by Charles Taze Russell (2000)
"Through self-conceit they are judging others, gossiping busybodies in other men's matters, though evidencing thorough incapacity for the management of their ..."

4. Oxford by Andrew Lang (1890)
"If any word in these papers has been unkindly said, it has only been spoken, I hope, of the busybodies who would make Oxford cease to be herself; ..."

5. Lectures to working men by Hugh Stowell Brown (1870)
"Thus there are various kinds of busybodies, some to be approved and some to ... I do not say let us not be busybodies at all; I say, by all means let us be ..."

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