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kill-joy

[kil-joi] /ˈkɪlˌdʒɔɪ/
noun
1.
a person who spoils the joy or pleasure of others; spoilsport.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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British Dictionary definitions for killjoy

killjoy

/ˈkɪlˌdʒɔɪ/
noun
1.
a person who spoils other people's pleasure
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Word Origin and History for killjoy
n.

also kill-joy, 1776, from kill (v.) + joy. Formerly used with other stems (cf. kill-courtesy "boorish person," kill-cow "bully, big man," etc.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for killjoy

killjoy

noun

A morose pessimist; crape-hanger, gloomy gus


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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