killjoy

 Unenthusiastic person.
 ► “Enter the killjoys. The Web’s JURY-RIGGED INFRASTRUCTURE, they say, will continue to frustrate all but the most persistent computerliterate consumers.” (Wall Street Journal, June 17, 1996, p. R1)

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  • Killjoy — est un super vilain créé par Marvel Comics. Il est apparu pour la première fois dans Deathlok #23, en 1993. Origine L assassin africain surnommé Killjoy était l homme de main de Moses Magnum, un marchand d armes. Ce dernier lui assigna la mission …   Wikipédia en Français

  • killjoy — [kil′joi΄] n. a person who destroys or lessens other people s enjoyment: also kill joy * * * kill·joy (kĭlʹjoi ) n. One who spoils the enthusiasm or fun of others. * * * …   Universalium

  • killjoy — (n.) also kill joy, 1776, from KILL (Cf. kill) (v.) + JOY (Cf. joy). Formerly used with other stems (Cf. kill courtesy boorish person, kill cow bully, big man, etc.) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • killjoy — [kil′joi΄] n. a person who destroys or lessens other people s enjoyment: also kill joy …   English World dictionary

  • Killjoy — A killjoy is a person who is anti fun, or prevents others from having fun.Killjoy may refer to:In music: * Killjoy (album), an album by Shihad * Killjoy (musician), an American musician with the bands Necrophagia and Viking Crown * The Killjoys,… …   Wikipedia

  • killjoy — [[t]kɪ̱lʤɔɪ[/t]] killjoys N COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a killjoy, you are critical of them because they stop other people from enjoying themselves, often by reminding them of something unpleasant. Don t be such a killjoy!... This is… …   English dictionary

  • killjoy — UK [ˈkɪlˌdʒɔɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms killjoy : singular killjoy plural killjoys someone who makes it difficult for other people to enjoy themselves …   English dictionary

  • killjoy — n. a person who takes the fun out of things for other people; a party pooper. □ Don’t be such a killjoy! D Larry is such a killjoy when he gets nervous …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • killjoy — kill|joy [ kıl,dʒɔı ] noun count someone who makes it difficult for other people to enjoy themselves: Tommy was such a killjoy that we stopped inviting him to our parties …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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