from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who prevents others from enjoying what one has no use for oneself.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who denies others what he cannot use himself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who prevents you from enjoying something that they themselves have no need for
From a fable in which a dog prevented an ox from eating hay he did not want himself.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a fable about a dog preventing other animals from eating the hay in a manger, even though as a carnivore he could not eat it himself. (Wiktionary)