party pooper

party pooper
noun Etymology: 3poop + -er Date: 1954 a person who refuses to join in the fun of a party; broadly one who refuses to go along with everyone else

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • party pooper — ☆ party pooper [pärt′ēpo͞op΄ər ] n. [ PARTY + POOP2 + ER] Slang a spoilsport, esp. one who is too tired or lethargic to participate in the fun of a party: also party poop …   English World dictionary

  • party-pooper — ► NOUN informal ▪ a person who throws gloom over social enjoyment …   English terms dictionary

  • party-pooper — parˈty pooper noun Someone who spoils the enjoyment of others at a party or social occasion by their lack of enthusiasm, or by their inability or unwillingness to participate • • • Main Entry: ↑party * * * party pooper [party pooper party… …   Useful english dictionary

  • party-pooper — n. the first person to leave a party; someone who ruins a party because of dullness or by leaving early. □ Don’t leave! Don’t be a party pooper! □ Don’t invite Martha. She’s such a party pooper …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • party pooper — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)ti puːpə[/t]] party poopers N COUNT (disapproval) You describe someone as a party pooper when you think that they spoil other people s fun and their enjoyment of something. [INFORMAL] I hate to be a party pooper, but I am really tired …   English dictionary

  • party pooper — UK [ˈpɑː(r)tɪ ˌpuːpə(r)] / US [ˈpɑrtɪ ˌpupər] noun [countable] Word forms party pooper : singular party pooper plural party poopers informal someone who is not willing to take part in an activity or who spoils other people s enjoyment of it …   English dictionary

  • party pooper — noun One who dampens fun; one who declines to participate in a group activity; one who does not agree with the opinions of a group. Call me anti social, call me a holiday hater, call me Scrooge, call me a party pooper call me anything, but please …   Wiktionary

  • party-pooper — one who leaves a party, stick in the mud    You party pooper! Stay here and dance with us …   English idioms

  • party-pooper — n A squelcher. Don t be a party pooper and leave so early. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • party pooper — party poop|er [ˈpa:ti ˌpu:pə US ˈpa:rti ˌpu:pər] n informal someone who spoils other people s fun …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • party pooper — I Australian Slang person who has a discouraging or depressing effect, especially at a party ( party + poop (var. of pooh ) + er ) II Canadian Slang a person who leaves a party early …   English dialects glossary

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