Etymology: From the Saturday Night Live character Debbie Downer, played by Rachel Dratch

Function: Noun

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.
Debbie Downer: Hey, does anyone have a banana?

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)
by Alana Post September 30, 2005
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A person with an incessant need to bring down the collective mood and general ambience of a group-chill, synonomous with Larissa.
-Dude those nikes is off the chain.
-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.
by Peterrrrrr September 25, 2006
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Someone who throws in a negative comment or brings down the mood when something positive happens or is said.
"I got front seat tickets to Tool in Arizona!"

"It sucks you didn't get tickets to the show at the Palms"

"Whatever, Debbie Downer"
by hello2212 January 14, 2009
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To be morbid and miserable.

Feeling sorry for yourself. Walking around with a face like thunder.
Look at that miserable cow, she’s a right Debbie Downer!

Stop being such a Debbie, Gemma!
by Litnerd December 25, 2019
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(noun) a pessimist, one who looks on the downside of things, has zero confidence in themselves, criticizes themselves, sees the glass as half empty, you get the picture.
kind of like Grace Dimond
Grace Dimond: Ugh, my art project stinks. I'm going to fail. I suck at art. I will never get into college. I am so bad at school. I fail at life.
Julia: Grace Dimond, you are such a Debbie Downer.
by jtimm1990 December 15, 2008
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A Facebooker who uses Facebook as a media to convey sad, woeful, and depressing stausi for no reason, bringing the morale of all that see plummeting to the ground.
Did you see Amber's statuses today?

Yeah, it was ungodly depressing again.

Fo Sho, she's a debbie downer.
by Jack Merridew-er June 05, 2011
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The person who, in which a state of high, decides to down on a chill-group discussion.
-Dood, this is so relaxing.
-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
by TheFLASHeca March 13, 2009
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