busybody vs quidnunc what difference

what is difference between busybody and quidnunc

English

Alternative forms

  • busy body

Etymology

busy +‎ body

Noun

busybody (plural busybodies)

  1. Someone who interferes with others; one who is nosy, intrusive or meddlesome.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, Bible: 1 Peter 4:15,
      Se that none of you suffre as a murtherer or as a thefe or an evyll doar or as a busybody in other mens matters.

Synonyms

  • (one who interferes or is nosy or intrusive): marplot, meddler, kibitzer, nosy parker

Derived terms

  • busybodying
  • busybodyism

Translations



English

Etymology

From Latin quid nunc? (what now?).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /ˈkwɪdˌnʌŋk/

Noun

quidnunc (plural quidnuncs)

  1. (archaic) A person eager to learn news and scandal.
    Synonyms: busybody, buttinsky, gossip, newsmonger, yenta

Further reading

  • “quidnunc”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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