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Eeyore

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion
Author(s):

Andrew Delahunty,

Sheila Dignen

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

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