Origin of spoiler
Related Words for spoilercriminal, marauder, raider, plunderer, pilferer, pillager, clod, donkey, dunce, blunderer, butterfingers, klutz, dolt, bonehead, idiot, butcher, botcher, incompetent, fool, numskull
Examples from the Web for spoiler
Contemporary Examples of spoiler
Spoiler: you may think twice before getting another Grande Chestnut Praline Latte.What's Really In That Holiday Drink?
The Daily Beast Video
December 3, 2014
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”
December 2, 2014
A new study claims that “spoiler” is no longer a dirty word.Wait, We Actually LIKE Spoilers!?
October 16, 2014
I guess I put [one of his legends; spoiler redacted] to rest.Life After Deaths: Sean Bean on 'Game of Thrones' Paternity and 'Legends'
August 11, 2014
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?
March 26, 2014
Historical Examples of spoiler
And what the Spoiler has spared, the self-styled Restorer has too often ruined.Holbein
Fortunately, thus far, the Mondino Tablet has escaped the spoiler.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
Is there any one in the world who can flatter himself that he has escaped the spoiler?The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
I will not ride by the side of the Saxon to the feet of Edward, the son of the spoiler.Harold, Complete
Then, the spoiler, prompted by a ravenous maw, alleged a pretext for a quarrel.The Fables of Phdrus
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.