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par·ty poop·er

also par·ty-poop·er (pär′tē-po͞o′pər)
n. Slang
One who declines to participate with enthusiasm, especially in the recreational activities of a group.

party pooper

informal a person whose behaviour or personality spoils other people's enjoyment
[C20: originally US]

par′ty poop`er

(ˈpu pər)

n. Slang.
a person who spoils the enjoyment of others; spoilsport.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: pooper - someone who spoils the pleasure of others
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
fuss-budget, fusspot, worrier, worrywart - thinks about unfortunate things that might happen
References in periodicals archive ?
The New York Post headline said it all: Party Pooper.
Now Moore is determined to play party pooper by keeping the Pars' title champagne on ice for another week.
If you seem as if you are thoroughly enjoying yourself no one will think you're a party pooper so enjoy the company you are in and also the body you have worked hard to get.
John, Upminster Party pooper Sorry to be a party pooper but before we crown Sea The Stars as the next Pegasus, shouldn't a wonder horse be able to win in any ground conditions?
FURTHER to the letter on May 29 from Party Pooper, I am so glad someone feels the same as I do regarding fireworks.
The cavorting couple duly got into the seasonal spirit before some party pooper spotted them and security booted the loved-up ladies out of the Stamford Bridge bash.
This was just another ballgame,'' Dodgers second baseman and notorious party pooper Jeff Kent said.
I am not a party pooper, like many other people I enjoy a good firework display and that is the way it should be, a display and no other way.
The runners up were A PARTY POOPER from S T Vaughan of Yardley Wood and ICE DREAM from Mrs M Styles of Great Barr.
Well, excuse me for being such a party pooper, but talk is cheap and whatever happened to good old penance?