noun kill·joy \ˈkil-ˌji\

: a person who spoils other people's fun or enjoyment

Full Definition of KILLJOY

:  one who spoils the pleasure of others

Examples of KILLJOY

  1. I don't want to sound like a killjoy, but shouldn't we study tonight?
  2. <his perpetually negative attitude made him a real killjoy when others were trying to have fun>

First Known Use of KILLJOY

KILLJOY Defined for Kids


noun kill·joy \ˈkil-ˌji\

Definition of KILLJOY for Kids

:  a person who spoils the pleasure of others


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