- 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
Also called poop.
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Related Words for party pooperdrip, fuddy-duddy, grouch, killjoy, malcontent, sourpuss, stick-in-the-mud, grinch, spoilsport
- informal a person whose behaviour or personality spoils other people's enjoyment
Word Origin for party pooper
C20: originally US
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