party pooper

noun party poop·er \ -ˈpü-pər \

Definition of party pooper

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of party pooper

3poop + -er


PARTY POOPER Defined for English Language Learners

party pooper

noun

Definition of party pooper for English Language Learners

  • : a person who spoils the fun for other people



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