- n. Something or someone that spoils an otherwise enjoyable event.
- n. A person who attends a social event and occupies his or her time with other activities than those offered at the event.
- buzz + kill (Wiktionary)
“There have been too many times when I've been relieved to finally be able to post a halfway-positive review after a string of scathingly negative ones, because I was starting to worry I was coming off as some kind of buzzkill curmudgeon.”
“I know there is 'buzzkill' but surely there is a better word for it.”
“Recently I was joking around with Dan Piraro about the words used for plurals of animals -- a gaggle of geese, a cackle of hyenas, a murder of crows -- and I came up with a 'buzzkill' of vegans," he explains.”
“Sure, no one wants to be the "buzzkill" at some one-time cocktail party maybe.”
“All of which could be a buzzkill, but as counterpoint I offer my late Auntie Margie, who was deep into her 80s when she once regaled a tableful of my girlfriends with tales of her love life.”
“The biggest buzzkill for the Palin stamp, however, is likely the failure of her name to count, or maybe even to hurt, in some key races that were both more risky for her to get involved in, as well as more important for the GOP to capture.”
“[My apologies in advance if any of this sounds like nitpicking or any other kind of killjoy, buzzkill, etc.]”
“Woods's rise in the late 1990s was a major buzzkill for many golfers, sending them on new diet and fitness regimens that didn't allow for empty beer calories or cases of the late-night munchies.”
“If you have a car but want to avoid the buzzkill of high parking costs and nasty traffic jams, make sure your iPhone is riding in the shotgun seat.”
“Jeong deadpans, "There goes the buzzkill — it's all about her.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘buzzkill’.
these came into effect from 2011
They put the fake in fake news, and they're still more real than the real news. Go figure!
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