killjoy

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noun kill·joy \ˈkil-ˌjȯi\

Definition of killjoy

  1. :  one who spoils the pleasure of others

Examples of killjoy in a sentence

  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>

1776

First Known Use of killjoy

1776


KILLJOY Defined for English Language Learners

killjoy

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noun kill·joy \ˈkil-ˌjȯi\

Definition of killjoy for English Language Learners

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


KILLJOY Defined for Kids

killjoy

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noun kill·joy \ˈkil-ˌjȯi\

Definition of killjoy for Students

  1. :  a person who spoils the pleasure of others



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