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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KILLJOY

Some of you do not like to be reminded of it, and think it a killjoy.

Allan, I don't want to be a killjoy, but you asked for my advice.

I did not wish to be a killjoy and a marplot, or I would have forbidden Fred to touch a foot-ball after he entered college.

I dont want to be shown up as a fraid cat and a killjoy, cried Jessie.

However, I did my utmost to bear a cheerful and contented mien, for killjoy is but a poor friend.

WORD ORIGIN

also kill-joy, 1776, from kill (v.) + joy. Formerly used with other stems (cf. kill-courtesy "boorish person," kill-cow "bully, big man," etc.).

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