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party pooper

[ poo-per ]
/ ˈpu pər /
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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.

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RELATED WORDS

drip, fuddy-duddy, grouch, killjoy, malcontent, sourpuss, stick-in-the-mud, grinch, spoilsport

Nearby words

party liner, party list, party man, party politics, party poop, party pooper, party popper, party wall, party whip, party's over, the, party-colored

Origin of party pooper

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

British Dictionary definitions for party pooper

party pooper

/ (ˈpuːpə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for party pooper

C20: originally US
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