Eeyore ([Child. Lit.])
The gloomy old grey donkey in A. A. Milne's books about *Winnie the Pooh.
> Someone who is deeply pessimistic or gloomy
Eeyore of the Year was, as usual, a toss-up between Peter Owen (‘If anything, it is getting worse’) and Tom Rosenthal (‘Among those books which sold less badly’). The Bookseller 1995