I. intransitive verb Etymology: Dutch snoepen to buy or eat on the sly; akin to Dutch snappen to snap Date: 1832 to look or pry especially in a sneaking or meddlesome manner • snooper noun II. noun Date: circa 1890 one that snoops

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