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spoilsport

[spoil-spawrt, -spohrt] /ˈspɔɪlˌspɔrt, -ˌspoʊrt/
noun
1.
a person whose selfish or unsportsmanlike attitudes or actions spoil the pleasure of others, as in a game or social gathering.
Origin of spoilsport
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; from phrase spoil the sport
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spoilsport

/ˈspɔɪlˌspɔːt/
noun
1.
(informal) a person who spoils the pleasure of other people by his actions or attitudes
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