Debbie Downer

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Popularized as the name of a recurring character on the comedy show Saturday Night Live.


Debbie Downer (plural Debbie Downers)

  1. (informal, derogatory) A naysayer; one whose negative remarks depress or dissuade others.
    I don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but…
    • 2021, Thomas L. Norris, A Fresh Cup of Counseling[1], Wipf and Stock Publishers, →ISBN:
      Everyone has met a Debbie Downer. They are filled with complaints, see everything darkly, and feel like a victim of life. And that is the energy they bring to themselves.


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