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  • n. An alternative form for spoilsport.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who spoils or hinders sport or enjoyment.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The immaturity of many of the Clinton supporters who have posted ridiculous, spoil-sport rants is almost beyond belief.

    Obama continues to narrow Clinton's superdelegate lead

  • I am sure that you are the last man in the world who would wish to be a spoil-sport.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • In fact, due to that nasty old spoil-sport, the second law of thermodynamics, there has to be a total system loss.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Vampiric Regeneration

  • Not to be a spoil-sport, but it was actually probably pretty terrifying.

    The last thing they saw « Dating Jesus

  • Philipson, who was reserved and silent, both in consequence of his abstinence from the wine-pot, and his unwillingness to mix in conversation with strangers, was looked upon by the landlord as a defaulter in both particulars; and as he aroused his own sluggish nature with the fiery wine, Mengs began to throw out obscure hints about kill-joy, mar-company, spoil-sport, and such-like epithets, which were plainly directed against the Englishman.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Sure he/she is cheating on you, but why be a spoil-sport during the holiday?

    Don Malkemes: Sevenfold Path to the True Meaning of Bloomsday

  • The stranger replied by a nod, and pointed to Madame Roguin, as a spoil-sport, to show Augustine that he had understood.

    At the Sign of the Cat and Racket

  • I'm feeling very positive and happy about the festive season (despite being a cynical spoil-sport, I try to see it from my kiddies 'viewpoint).

    Strange fruit

  • The great organising, advancing, absorbing power to the southward seemed to be little better than a monstrous spoil-sport.

    October 31, 2004

  • But after all he pays well that pays with gold; and Mike Lambourne was never a makebate, or a spoil-sport, or the like.



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