- spoil bank,
- spoil for,
- spoil ground,
- spoiled priest,
- spoiler party,
- spoils system,
Origin of spoiler
Examples from the Web for spoiler
Spoiler: you may think twice before getting another Grande Chestnut Praline Latte.
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven't seen season five episode eight of The Walking Dead, “Coda”Norman Reedus on Motorcycles, Multitasking, And That Mid-Season Finale: “This Was A Rough One”|Oliver Jones|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A new study claims that “spoiler” is no longer a dirty word.
I guess I put [one of his legends; spoiler redacted] to rest.Life After Deaths: Sean Bean on 'Game of Thrones' Paternity and 'Legends'|Jason Lynch|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The idea of a spoiler, much like the Ewok Nanta, slain in the Battle of Endor, is dead.Is the New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy the Story of the Solo Twins and Darth Caedus?|Rich Goldstein|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Civilization is viewed only as a place of unbridled license where the law favors the spoiler.The Lumberjack Sky Pilot|Thomas D. Whittles
The hand of the spoiler has devastated Clonard perhaps more completely than any other of our ancient shrines.Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum|John Healy
Thy hand was on the plough, and thou didst turn in the furrow and make terms with the spoiler of thy land.The Siege of Norwich Castle|Matilda Maria Blake
They soon quiet down; and the spoiler begins to notice her surroundings.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
Will ye not help us break the jaws of the spoiler and drag the prey from between his teeth?Caesar's Column|Ignatius Donnelly
1530s, "one who robs or plunders," agent noun from spoil. Meaning "one who mars another's chance at victory" is attested from 1950 in U.S. politics, perhaps from boxing. Aeronautics sense is from 1928, because it destroys the "lift" on the plane; transferred to structures serving a similar purpose on speedboats (1957) and motor vehicles (1963). Meaning "information about the plot of a movie, etc., which might 'spoil' it for one who has not seen it" is attested by 1982.