buzz·​kill ˈbəz-ˌkil How to pronounce buzzkill (audio)
: one that has a depressing or negative effect

Examples of buzzkill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notably, the four-digit figure is achieved without the aid of turbochargers, which can have the buzzkill effect of diminishing the exhaust note. Robb Report Staff, Robb Report, 4 July 2024 Then came the buzzkill: The casino refused to pay her. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 27 June 2024 And each time the Liberty made a threatening run, the WNBA MVP candidate was right there for the buzzkill. Fiifi Frimpong, New York Daily News, 26 June 2024 And while those comps from a decade ago are already a buzzkill, the more recent trends are perhaps even more disconcerting. Anthony Crupi,, 21 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for buzzkill 

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Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of buzzkill was in 1992

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“Buzzkill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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