WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
snoop /snup/USA pronunciation   [Informal.]
v. [no object]
  1. Informal Termsto go about in a sneaking way while trying to gain information;
    prowl;
    pry:always snooping around the office.

n. [countable]
  1. Informal Termsan act or instance of snooping.
  2. Informal TermsAlso,  ˈsnoop•er. one who snoops.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
snoop  (sno̅o̅p),USA pronunciation [Informal.]
v.i. 
  1. Informal Termsto prowl or pry;
    go about in a sneaking, prying way.

n. 
  1. Informal Termsan act or instance of snooping.
  2. Informal Termsa person who snoops.
  3. Informal Termsa private detective.
snooper, n. 
  • Dutch snoepen to take and eat food on the sly
  • 1825–35, American.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

ˈsnooper /ˈsnuːpə/ n
  1. a person who snoops
  2. Brit informal a person employed by the DSS to spy on claimants to make sure that they are not infringing the conditions of their eligibility for benefit



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