Are you prying? [usage]


Senior Member
Hello. Could you please tell me if we can use "Are you prying?" as a response to any question that is trying to get an answer about any intimate/private part of our lives?

Example (made up by me):

Macy: What did you do when he came over to your place?
Stacy: Are you prying?

Thank you.
  • PaulQ

    English - England
    To pry has negative connotations: the person prying usually has a salacious or ulterior motive, or know what they are doing is against the wishes of the person into whose affairs they are prying. The verb seems to be related to "to pry/prise" -> to force open with a lever.
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