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There are many ‘KILLJOYS’ we come across. These people are in habit of saying or doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. They almost specialize in it. Any person of such tendency who comes to your mind?

This person is the constant nagging types and the friend one never wants. After all, who would want all the fun to be KILLED always?

Three other words and phrases that you should definitely learn from the same context are:

  • Party-pooper
  • Spoilsport
  • Wet blanket

Each of them means the same as killjoy.

The dictionary definitions for KILLJOY are as follows:

1. A person who spoils the joy or pleasure of others; spoilsport. (noun)

Masters Tip to remember Killjoy:

Just remember this:

Killjoy= JOY KILLED by someone


Usage Examples for Killjoy:

1. It is easy to be a killjoy in a party: all you need to do is piss the host off.

2. A few referees of the killjoy tendency maintain that any overhead kick is automatically dangerous play, though in reality it seems to depend on the proximity of opponents, particularly opponents’ heads.— The Guardian, Liverpool revival under Kenny Dalglish puts the heat on Alex

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