party pooper


noun Slang.

a person who hasn't the interest or vitality to participate actively in a social party and whose mood, attitude, or personality lessens others' enjoyment; killjoy.

Origin of party pooper

First recorded in 1940–45; poop2 + -er1
Also called poop. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for party pooper

party pooper


informal a person whose behaviour or personality spoils other people's enjoyment

Word Origin for party pooper

C20: originally US
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