party-pooper

party pooper

[poo-per]
noun Slang.
a person who hasn't the interest or vitality to participate actively in a social party and whose mood, attitude, or personality lessens others' enjoyment; killjoy.
Also called poop.


Origin:
1940–45; poop2 + -er1

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party pooper (ˈpuːpə)
 
n
informal a person whose behaviour or personality spoils other people's enjoyment
 
[C20: originally US]

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party-pooper definition


  1. n.
    the first person to leave a party; someone who ruins a party because of dullness or by leaving early. : Don't invite Martha. She's such a party-pooper.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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