1. a: a person who says something terribly depressing (a downer), typically only tangentially related to the present circumstance or topic of conversation, and thereby destroys the positive atmosphere. b: a statement that is charactaristic of Debbie Downer
Usage note: In the skit, following each downer Debbie voices, a trombone plays a "wah waaah" (sad trombone) sound effect and the camera zooms in on Debbie Downer's face, which is twisted in comic despair.
Friend #1: What?
Debbie Downer: Well, if I don't get enough potassium every day, I awaken in the middle of the night by crippling leg cramps.
(higher-pitched wah wahhhhhhh; zoom in)
(everyone looks pissed off)
Debbie Downer: By the way, it's official -- they've located my birth mother. Deceased.
(deeper wah wahhhhhhhh; zoom in on a particularly painful facial expression)
-Too bad they were made by starving, swollen tummy african children taken from their homes in the middle of the night.
-Dude, you're a Debbie Downer.
Yeah, it was ungodly depressing again.
Fo Sho, she's a debbie downer.
kind of like Grace Dimond
Julia: Grace Dimond, you are such a Debbie Downer.
-Ya, this is mad chill.
-We need to do this more often.
-I can't believe my girlfriend banged another guy.
-YO! Why you such a Debbie Downer