spoilsport

[spoil-spawrt, -spohrt]

noun

a person whose selfish or unsportsmanlike attitudes or actions spoil the pleasure of others, as in a game or social gathering.

Nearby words

  1. spoiler party,
  2. spoilfive,
  3. spoils,
  4. spoils system,
  5. spoilsman,
  6. spoilt,
  7. spokane,
  8. spoke,
  9. spoke-dog,
  10. spoken

Origin of spoilsport

First recorded in 1815–25; from phrase spoil the sport

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British Dictionary definitions for spoilsport

spoilsport

noun

informal a person who spoils the pleasure of other people by his actions or attitudes
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