from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal One that discourages enjoyment or enthusiasm.

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  • n. A person who takes the fun out of a situation or activity, as by pessimism, demands, dullness, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. etc. See under Blanket, Dock, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who spoils the pleasure of others


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  • Rabies asked doubtfully, playing the wet blanket even though his pulse was already beating faster at the tone of Greenbergā€™s voice.

    Terror At Dawn


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