Definition of Spoilsport

1. Noun. Someone who spoils the pleasure of others.

Exact synonyms: Killjoy, Party Pooper, Wet Blanket
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Persona Non Grata, Unwelcome Person
Specialized synonyms: Fuss-budget, Fusspot, Worrier, Worrywart



Definition of Spoilsport

1. Noun. Someone who puts an end to other's fun, especially harmless fun. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spoilsport

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spoilsport

spoiler effects
spoiler space
spoilered
spoilerific
spoilers
spoilfive
spoilful
spoiling
spoils
spoils of war
spoils system
spoilsman
spoilsmen
spoilsmonger
spoilsmongers
spoilsport (current term)
spoilsports
spoilt
spoilt for choice
spoke
spoke-shave
spoke in tongues
spoked
spokein
spokeless
spoken
spoken communication
spoken for
spoken in tongues
spoken language

Literary usage of Spoilsport

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1. Global Infatuation: Explorations in Transnational Publishing and Texts : the by Eva Hemmungs Wirtén (1998)
"... [the only dirt in the cup], comes very close to the original - but where the translator instead settles for "spoilsport:" "sa vitt jag kan forsta ar den ..."

2. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1914)
"And, perhaps, it is not too "spoilsport" to observe that three days and two nights means about sixty-four hours and that Vathek does not extend beyond about ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"Addle - pot (common), a spoilsport ; a mar-all. Adept (thieves), a pickpocket, a conjuror. An ,i/,-/-< must be one of an audacious spirit with a nimble ..."

4. Frank: A Sequel to Frank in Early Lessons by Maria Edgeworth (1822)
"My mother is not a coward," said Frank," and I do not know what you mean by a spoilsport." Tom laughed in an insulting manner: but the squire said, ..."

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