spoiler

See also: Spoiler

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From spoil +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spoiler (plural spoilers)

  1. One who spoils; a plunderer; a pillager; a robber; a despoiler.
  2. One who corrupts, mars, or renders useless.
  3. A document, review or comment that discloses the ending or some key surprise or twist in a story, or the internal rules controlling the behaviour of a video game, etc.
    Good netiquette dictates that one warn of spoilers before discussing them, so that readers who wish to do so may experience the surprises for themselves.
  4. (aeronautics) A device to reduce lift and increase drag.
  5. (automobiles) A device to reduce lift and increase downforce.
  6. (US, chiefly politics, sports) An individual (or organisation etc.), unable to win themselves, who spoils the chances of another's victory.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 713:
      The optimism at the opening of the talks could not be dampened even by a few spoilers.

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VerbEdit

spoiler (third-person singular simple present spoilers, present participle spoilering, simple past and past participle spoilered)

  1. (transitive, fandom slang) To mark (a document or message) with a spoiler warning, to prevent readers from accidentally learning details they would prefer not to know.
  2. (transitive, fandom slang) To tell (a person) details of how a story ends etc.
    I've been spoilered, so I doubt I'll be able to enjoy the final episode.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English spoiler.

NounEdit

spoiler m (plural spoilers)

  1. spoiler (document, review or comment that discloses the ending or some key surprise or twist in a story)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English spoiler.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspoileɾ/, [ˈspoi̯.leɾ]
  • IPA(key): /esˈpoileɾ/, [esˈpoi̯.leɾ]

NounEdit

spoiler m (plural spoilers or spoiler)

  1. spoiler (document, review or comment that discloses the ending or some key surprise or twist in a story)