Definition of spoilsport
: one who spoils the sport or pleasure of others
Examples of spoilsport in a Sentence
Oh, don't be a spoilsport. Let them try it.
Dad's a spoilsport. He won't let us play football.
Recent Examples of spoilsport from the Web
But the spoilsports in Trump’s cabinet aren’t the only ones who fear the consequences.
The guys who foiled Trump's health care effort are now ready to play ball The conservative spoilsports who torpedoed Trump's health care repeal efforts earlier this year now see a window for cooperation.
A spoilsport could argue that this very public, mutual love affair now taking place is not really steeped in warm tradition.
The control software is free, but the entrepreneurial spoilsports behind it sometimes lease the bots for about $2 per zombie.
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SPOILSPORT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spoilsport for English Language Learners
: someone who spoils other people's fun or enjoyment
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