buttinsky

buttinsky
n
American
someone who interferes, someone who 'butts in'. A humorous imitation of a Yid-dish or a Slavic surname. The jocular -ski suffix is popular among high-school and college students, for instance.
► 'This is probably not any of my business, in fact I'm sure that it's not my business, and you're probably going to get very mad at me for being a buttinski, but I re-ally couldn't live with myself if I didn't say something.' (Moonlighting, US TV series, 1989)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • buttinsky — butt·in·sky …   English syllables

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