party pooper

party poop·​er | \ -ˈpü-pər How to pronounce party pooper (audio) \

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

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Synonyms for party pooper


drag, grinch, killjoy, spoilsport, wet blanket

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Examples of party pooper in a Sentence

Don't be such a party pooper! a party pooper who insisted they turn the music down

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But at the risk of being a party pooper, here are some facts from NewsWhip and Axios on the subject. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The White House’s social media summit has an ulterior motive," 11 July 2019 Eventually, Tyler feigns fatigue and retreats to bed, but Johnny notices that his friend is acting oddly and calls him out for being a party pooper the following morning. Andreas Hale, The Root, "Sundance’s Tyrel Is Get Out Without Hypnosis or the Sunken Place," 9 Feb. 2018 Spurs were the party poopers as Goodison Park celebrated the 125th anniversary of its first ever game, Harry Kane stealing the headlines with two goals - the first his 100th for the club - for Mauricio Pochettino's side., "Everton 0-3 Tottenham: 100 Up for Kane as Rampant Spurs See Off Lifeless Toffees," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of party pooper

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for party pooper

poop entry 3 + -er

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English Language Learners Definition of party pooper

chiefly US, informal : a person who spoils the fun for other people

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