Pronounced: swawrd, noun
Notes: I get this word wrong because it looks to me like a combination of “sword” and “swath” and it’s not related to either.
The word prodnose means, as a verb, “to pry”. As a noun, it refers to “a prying person”.
This word came into English in the 1950s
Background / Comments
This word came from a character named “Prodnose” that appeared in columns of J B Morton writing under the pen name “Beachcomber”. These articles appeared in the Daily Express, a tabloid newspaper in the UK. Perhaps the word is more common in the UK than in the US. As I said, I don’t think I’ve ever run across this word.