Grinch



[grinch] /grɪntʃ/

noun
1.
a person or thing that spoils or dampens the pleasure of others.
/ɡrɪntʃ/
noun
1.
(US, informal) a person whose lack of enthusiasm or bad temper has a depressing effect on others
noun

one who spoils the pleasure of others
verb

to make a harsh grating noise
Word Origin

character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
n.

“spoilsport;” all usages trace to Dr. Seuss’ 1957 book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

noun

A person who spoils a happy occasion, esp Christmas; spoilsport; scrooge: The grinch at City Hall/ Mecham of Arizona is drawing fire as a new kind of grinch

[1980s+; fr a character in Dr Seuss’s 1957 book How the Grinch Stole Christmas]

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