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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
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As the event gets underway on Thursday, everyone has a blast and even party-pooper Shabnam deigns to turn up and crack a smile.
A controlled hunt initiative was on track until a group of party-pooper citizens killed the hunt.
SIMON Redhead has suffered a few disappointments in the last few weeks but the Redditch United manager hopes to be the party-pooper tomorrow.
MY WEEKPunting Can't complain after Pandorama, Le Beau Bai and Eric's Charm, although it was galling to see Ninetieth Minute chinned on the line Excellent addition Jamie Moore was top drawer on Racing UK yesterday and provided a different kind of analysis - maybe the mute button won't get such a hammering any more World Cup draw Don't mean to be a party-pooper but anyone who thinks England have a chance of winning in South Africa, whoever they draw, has to be a bit deluded.
London, May 30 (ANI): Guus Hiddink has admitted he will be a party-pooper even if Chelsea win the FA Cup.
ALLY HOGG is planning to be the party-pooper as Edinburgh Gunners bid to end Leinster's Heineken Cup rugby hopes today.
No one wants to be a party-pooper or stop someone from having a good time.
With music filling the air in the Angels clubhouse a few days ago, manager Terry Collins played the part of party-pooper.
I DON'T want to be an Emirates party-pooper as I tipped Arsenal to do well this season in the midst of the Wenger summer madness.
I don't want to be a party-pooper but in the current dire economic climate, can we really afford to send teams of young athletes and council officials to the other side of the globe?
He said: "I don't want to be a party-pooper, but if people knew what suffering the wire in the lanterns could do to cows and calves if accidently eaten, then they'd think twice before buying them.
SORRY to be a party-pooper, as esteemed colleague Tony O'Hehir suggested was the term generally used to describe those who question the status of the Irish St Leger, but as far as I'm concerned, Aidan O'Brien completed a clean sweep of Irish Classics when he won the Oaks.