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  • noun dated Plural form of spoil-sport.

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Examples

  • They're simply not ashamed to be the political equivalent of grade school recess spoil-sports.

    Bob Cesca: Killing the False Equivalency "Both Sides" Meme

  • They're simply not ashamed to be the political equivalent of grade school recess spoil-sports.

    Bob Cesca: Killing the False Equivalency "Both Sides" Meme

  • They're simply not ashamed to be the political equivalent of grade school recess spoil-sports.

    Bob Cesca: Killing the False Equivalency "Both Sides" Meme

  • But bitter experience, that all persons above thirty-five were spoil-sports, prevented him.

    In Chancery

  • Afterwards when we were home in barracks, these enthusiasms in my case were corrected by remembering that the Germans had twenty cavalry divisions each as imposing as this our only darling, of which I formed a part; and secondly by wondering what would happen if half a dozen spoil-sports got themselves into a hole with a maxim gun and kept their heads.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • Afterwards when we were home in barracks, these enthusiasms in my case were corrected by remembering that the Germans had twenty cavalry divisions each as imposing as this our only darling, of which I formed a part; and secondly by wondering what would happen if half a dozen spoil-sports got themselves into a hole with a maxim gun and kept their heads.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • Afterwards when we were home in barracks, these enthusiasms in my case were corrected by remembering that the Germans had twenty cavalry divisions each as imposing as this our only darling, of which I formed a part; and secondly by wondering what would happen if half a dozen spoil-sports got themselves into a hole with a maxim gun and kept their heads.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • Besides, the friendly rain had curtained him and kept away the spoil-sports.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908.

  • He looked at them as if to say: 'Well, what spoil-sports!

    Five Go Off To Camp

  • Yet those whom the common people call, in their picturesque language, wet blankets, spoil-sports, or kill-joys, are not necessarily hostile to the gaiety of the rest.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

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