killjoy killjoy  /ˈkɪl dʒɔ ɪ/


  • (n) someone who spoils the pleasure of others



  1. I know I sound like a killjoy.
  2. Not to be the killjoy here, but the actual question was: In the past year, have you made cutbacks in your day-to-day spending on luxury items OR necessities.
  3. But Papa was no killjoy.


  • Yasiel Puig inspires a grindcore band called “Puig Destroyer”

    And the first song from them — “One Man, Five Tools” — can be heard over at Productive Outs. I’d review the song in an objective, non-fan boyish way, but the last thing I want is to be accused of being a killjoy again, so allow me to say that it’s the greatest song in…
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk


  1. Payne said: "No one wants to be a killjoy, or stifle spontaneity, and there is no question of blaming individual jockeys. Our belief is that the compliance officer who checks logos before a race should also be present to ensure that no jockey wears...
    on Mar 24, 2010 By: Nigel Payne Source: Times Online

  2. "If there is one thing I hate worse than being in the role of killjoy, it's failure," Lisee said in a speech, citing the party's recent slump in the polls. "If we make the election a referendum on holding a referendum, we're creating a...
    on Oct 18, 2004 By: Jean-François Lisée Source:

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