a person who spoils the joy or pleasure of others; spoilsport.
a person who spoils other people’s pleasure
also kill-joy, 1776, from kill (v.) + joy. Formerly used with other stems (cf. kill-courtesy “boorish person,” kill-cow “bully, big man,” etc.).
A morose pessimist; crape-hanger, gloomy gus
[kil-joi] /ˈkɪlˌdʒɔɪ/ noun 1. a person who spoils the joy or pleasure of others; spoilsport.
- Kill or cure
Either remedy a disease or kill the patient, as in The copy chief did not like her headline for the drug, “Kill or Cure.” This expression dates from the mid-1700s, when it was already being used half-jokingly.
noun A remarkable person or thing; kick (1950s+ Black)
noun, Sports. 1. a decisive smashing or punching of a ball with the hand or a racquet such that it is virtually unreturnable, as in volleyball, handball, or badminton.