American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who spoils the enthusiasm or fun of others.
- n. A person who is anti-fun, or prevents others from having fun
- kill + joy, first attested in 1776. (Wiktionary)
“The killjoy has been the fear that inflation is bubbling out of control.”
“I know the quickest way to be called a killjoy is to suggest that a great American food institution should be sacrificed to preserve the health of kids with dietary restrictions, whether it's a peanut-butter sandwich for lunch or a peanut-filled cookie at snack time.”
“[My apologies in advance if any of this sounds like nitpicking or any other kind of killjoy, buzzkill, etc.]”
“My apologies in advance if any of this sounds like nitpicking or any other kind of killjoy, buzzkill, etc.”
“But Sarah called me a "killjoy" today and that pissed me off.”
“But "killjoy" Royal Mail officials were unimpressed by the colourful upgrade, vowing that they would repaint it in standard Royal Mail red.”
“God is not a cosmic 'killjoy' who wants us to be puppets on an unseen string.”
“killjoy' Ms Harman from making Page Three girls 'illegal'.”
“EST: "Not to be a killjoy here, but everything closed early in Europe and there isn't a bond trader left in the U.S. who's working, so it's hard to say that this is any sort of directional day.”
“Call me a killjoy, but I think inequality is no joke.”
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