spoilsport

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noun spoil·sport \ˈspȯi(-ə)l-ˌspȯrt\

Definition of spoilsport

  1. :  one who spoils the sport or pleasure of others

Examples of spoilsport in a sentence

  1. Oh, don't be a spoilsport. Let them try it.

  2. Dad's a spoilsport. He won't let us play football.

1785

First Known Use of spoilsport

1785


SPOILSPORT Defined for English Language Learners

spoilsport

play
noun spoil·sport \ˈspȯi(-ə)l-ˌspȯrt\

Definition of spoilsport for English Language Learners

  • : someone who spoils other people's fun or enjoyment


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