snoop


snoop
snoop (v.) 1832, "to go around in a prying manner," Amer.Eng., "to appropriate," probably from Du. snoepen "to pry," also "eat in secret, eat sweets, sneak," probably related to snappen "to bite, snatch" (see SNAP (Cf. snap)). Specific meaning "to pry into other people's business" is attested from 1921. Related: Snooped; snooping. The noun meaning "detective" is recorded from 1891.

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