grinch (grinch) noun
Someone who ruins others' enjoyment.
[From the Grinch, a character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by
Dr. Seuss, pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991).]
"The grinch came early for Bill Gates as Microsoft Corp. shares fell as
much as 4.1 percent Wednesday - reaching their lowest level since May."
Breakfast Briefing; Chicago Sun-Times; Dec 25, 1997.
How much easier it is to be generous than just! Men are sometimes bountiful
who are not honest. -Junius, pseudonym of the unknown author of a series of
letters published in a London newspaper during (1769-1772)