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party pooper

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noun party poop·er \-ˈpü-pər\

Simple Definition of party pooper

  • : a person who spoils the fun for other people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of party pooper

  1. :  a person who refuses to join in the fun of a party; broadly :  one who refuses to go along with everyone else

Examples of party pooper in a sentence

  1. Don't be such a party pooper!

  2. <a party pooper who insisted they turn the music down>



Origin and Etymology of party pooper

3poop + -er


First Known Use: 1954


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