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Is there a word or phrase for describing a person who is always curious? Curiosiac?

Example usage (as requested by a comment):

The boy is such a ___, he asks questions all the time!

UPDATE

I appreciate all your answers, but my question was if there was any word - a noun - to describe a person of that kind, e.g. maniac, lunatic, weirdo, nerd, etc.

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    Perpetually curious? – NVZ May 13 '16 at 10:23
  • This is definitely not a duplicate, but it would be better if it included an example sentence of how you would want to use the word. – Nathaniel is protesting May 13 '16 at 15:39
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    @Nathaniel I added an example as requested. Thanks. – technophyle May 13 '16 at 15:58
  • a knowledge-monger – Lambie Dec 21 '19 at 19:42
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Inquisitive, defined by Dictionary.com

  1. given to inquiry, research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge; intellectually curious:

"an inquisitive mind"

  1. unduly or inappropriately curious; prying
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Maybe someone who is "inquisitive"?

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Inquisitive is a good answer but also try pysmatic

Very questioning.

Also, quidnunc

a person who seeks to know all the latest news or gossip

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    Just to add sth, quidnuc, from Latin, literally means "what now". – Jonas May 13 '16 at 12:06
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"Insatiable curiosity" is the term I've most often seen used in this sense.

There are nouns such as polymath which refer to people who know about lots of diverse topics, but they don't directly imply an insatiable curiosity.

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