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Princeton's WordNet

  1. busybody, nosy-parker, nosey-parker, quidnuncnoun

    a person who meddles in the affairs of others


  1. quidnuncnoun

    A person eager to learn news and scandal

  2. Etymology: From "quid nunc?", What now?.


  1. Quidnunc

    Patrick Gordon Campbell, 3rd Baron Glenavy (6 June 1913 – 10 November 1980) was an Irish journalist, humorist and television personality.


  1. quidnunc

    A quidnunc is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a busybody or a gossipmonger.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quidnuncnoun

    one who is curious to know everything that passes; one who knows, or pretends to know, all that is going on

  2. Etymology: [L., what now?]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quidnunc

    kwid′nungk, n. one always on the lookout for news: one who pretends to know all occurrences. [L., 'what now?']

Etymology and Origins

  1. Quidnunc

    One who is always inquiring after news. “What news?” is the literal interpretation of the term. As a personal designation, it originated in the name of the chief character in Murphy’s farce, “The Upholsterer, or What News?” A kind of political Paul Pry.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quidnunc in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quidnunc in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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