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Party pooper

Posted by Jamie on October 30, 2005

Anyone know the origin of the phrase "party pooper"? A friend of mine wants to go as a party pooper for Halloween (she enjoys customes with plays on words and that is the one she picked out)... Not sure what she will do but it will probably be clever or funny.

Anyway, she asked me if I knew the origins of the phrase and whether it came from a literal event or anything. Apparently she is curious and it might even make a conversation thing for her.