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buzzkill

or buzz kill

[ buhz-kil ]
/ ˈbʌzˌkɪl /
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noun, Slang.

a person or thing that spoils the mood or the pleasure of others: Enforcement of strict park rules could be a buzzkill for concertgoers.

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Origin of buzzkill

First recorded in 1990–95; buzz1 (in the sense “feeling of excitement”) + kill1 (in the sense “to spoil”)
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buzzkill

buzzkiller (ˈbʌzˌkɪlə)

/ (ˈbʌzˌkɪl) /

noun

slang someone or something that stops people from enjoying themselves
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