Definition of killjoy
: one who spoils the pleasure of others
Examples of killjoy in a Sentence
I don't want to sound like a killjoy, but shouldn't we study tonight?
his perpetually negative attitude made him a real killjoy when others were trying to have fun
Recent Examples of killjoy from the Web
Having toiled away at legislation that would severely weaken Dodd-Frank and strip power from that lousy Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created under that killjoy Barack Obama, he finally—
That doesn’t mean this week’s episode of The Monitor is just three killjoys in a room being the worst, though.
Part of a sorority that is redefining what funny means in movies, Ms. McCarthy is proving that women can be comedy’s font, not just the killjoy who shuts off the tap.
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First Known Use of killjoy
KILLJOY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of killjoy for English Language Learners
: a person who spoils other people's fun or enjoyment
KILLJOY Defined for Kids
Definition of killjoy for Students
: a person who spoils the pleasure of others
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