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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.
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party pooper

informal a person whose behaviour or personality spoils other people's enjoyment
[C20: originally US]
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par′ty poop`er

(ˈpu pər)

n. Slang.
a person who spoils the enjoyment of others; spoilsport.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
The New York Post headline said it all: Party Pooper.
Kenny Shiels had vowed to play the role of party pooper as Dinamo Minsk returned to their home ground after six years of renovation work.
Saying he does not want to be a party pooper, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday vowed to give presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte all the latitude he needs to fulfill his promises, especially his promise to make a corruption- and crime-free country within his first six months in office.
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?
But, wouldn't you just know it, there's a sadistic killer on the loose who's a real party pooper.
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.
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.
A landlady dubbed a "party pooper" was sacked from a Teesside pub because she would not promote sporting events or welcome young people, an employment tribunal heard.
I don't wish to be a party pooper, but clearly it is silly to ask people to travel to WH Smith and Tesco stores to place old Christmas cards in special bins for recycling (Donna's Card Plea' Chronicle, Dec 20).