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bringdown

[bring-doun] /ˈbrɪŋˌdaʊn/
noun, Informal.
1.
a disappointment or disillusionment; letdown:
It was quite a bringdown to find myself running last in the mayoral race.
2.
anything, as a cutting remark or critical action, that causes depression or deflates one's ego; a put-down.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; noun use of verb phrase bring down; modeled on letdown and causative of comedown
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bringdown

modifier
  1. : a bringdown scene
  2. : that bringdown face
noun
  1. A cutting rebuke or comment; a deflation: Polite applause is a bit of a bringdown
  2. A disappointing or depressing performance
  3. A morose person: A ''bringdown'' is a depressing character

[1950s+ beat & cool talk fr 1940s+ jazz musicians]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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