negative Nancy

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

negative Nancy

  1. (pejorative, informal) A person who is deemed to be excessively and disagreeably pessimistic.
    • 2001, Sara Jane Sluke, Vanessa Torres, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dealing with Stress for Teens
      "Be wary of being a Negative Nancy."
    • 2002, Angela Winters, Dangerous Memories - Page 133
      "You're being negative Nancy today,"
    • Date uncertain, B. Jain Publishers, Cosmic Love - Page 15
      "Finally, if you tell a Negative Nancy about your secret plans, she might doubt that you'll get your heart's desire."