spoiler

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English[edit]

aircraft wing with deployed spoiler (4)
spoiler (5) on a car

Etymology[edit]

From spoil +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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. [from 1970s]
    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.
    • 2015 December 16, Ben Child, “Rogue Star Wars fans threaten to ruin The Force Awakens via 'spoiler jihad'”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Devotees of ‘expanded universe’ books say they will publish spoilers of latest film online unless Disney studio agrees to film their favourite stories
    • 2018 February 14, Jenna Wortham, “Letter of Recommendation: Spoilers”, in The New York Times[2], →ISSN:
      TV shows and movies are a rare form of atemporality, and in an ever-changing, always-on world, spoilers feel irrefutable — sheer access to them gives the illusion of control.
  4. (aeronautics) A device to reduce lift and increase drag.
  5. (automotive) 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, published 2010, page 713:
      The optimism at the opening of the talks could not be dampened even by a few spoilers.
    • 2020 November 8, Victoria Bekiempis, “Was Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen a 'spoiler' for Trump?”, in The Guardian[3]:
      Several experts do not believe Jorgensen was a Trump “spoiler” in 2020.

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Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

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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Anagrams[edit]

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English spoiler.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (noun) /spɔj.lœʁ/, (verb) /spɔj.le/

Noun[edit]

spoiler m (plural spoilers)

  1. spoiler (something that discloses the ending or some key surprise or twist in a story)
    Synonyms: (Quebec) divulgâcheur, divulgâchage, divulgâchis

Verb[edit]

spoiler

  1. to spoil (a story, ending, etc.)
    Synonyms: (Quebec) divulgâcher, dévoiler, révéler

Conjugation[edit]

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English spoiler.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spoiler m (plural spoilers)

  1. spoiler (document, review or comment that discloses the ending or some key surprise or twist in a story)
  2. (aeronautics, automotive) spoiler
  3. (nautical) aft extension of the hull, increasing the floating length and reducing drag
  4. (sports, skiing) articulated rear part of the upper of a ski or other sports boot
  5. (skiing) plastic device attached to the front of downhill skis to prevent vibration or crossing

Derived terms[edit]

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English spoiler.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

spoiler m (plural spoilers)

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

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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spoilers in numbers 9 and 10, and ailerons in numbers 2 and 3 (#1)
aircraft wing with deployed spoiler (#1)
A car spoiler (#2)

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English spoiler.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspoileɾ/ [ˈspoi̯.leɾ], /esˈpoileɾ/ [esˈpoi̯.leɾ]
  • Rhymes: -oileɾ
  • Syllabification: spoi‧ler

Noun[edit]

spoiler m (plural spoilers or spoiler)

  1. (aeronautics) spoiler (a device to reduce lift and increase drag)
  2. (automotive) spoiler (a device to reduce lift and increase downforce)
    Synonym: alerón
  3. spoiler (document, review or comment that discloses the ending or some key surprise or twist in a story)
    Synonym: destripe

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

Turkish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English spoiler.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈs(ɯ)poj.læɾ]
  • Hyphenation: spoi‧ler

Noun[edit]

spoiler (definite accusative spoileri, plural spoilerler)

  1. spoiler

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative spoiler
Definite accusative spoilerü
Singular Plural
Nominative spoiler spoilerler
Definite accusative spoilerü spoilerleri
Dative spoilere spoilerlere
Locative spoilerde spoilerlerde
Ablative spoilerden spoilerlerden
Genitive spoilerün spoilerlerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular spoilerüm spoilerlerim
2nd singular spoilerün spoilerlerin
3rd singular spoilerü spoilerleri
1st plural spoilerümüz spoilerlerimiz
2nd plural spoilerünüz spoilerleriniz
3rd plural spoilerleri spoilerleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular spoilerümü spoilerlerimi
2nd singular spoilerünü spoilerlerini
3rd singular spoilerünü spoilerlerini
1st plural spoilerümüzü spoilerlerimizi
2nd plural spoilerünüzü spoilerlerinizi
3rd plural spoilerlerini spoilerlerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular spoilerüme spoilerlerime
2nd singular spoilerüne spoilerlerine
3rd singular spoilerüne spoilerlerine
1st plural spoilerümüze spoilerlerimize
2nd plural spoilerünüze spoilerlerinize
3rd plural spoilerlerine spoilerlerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular spoilerümde spoilerlerimde
2nd singular spoileründe spoilerlerinde
3rd singular spoileründe spoilerlerinde
1st plural spoilerümüzde spoilerlerimizde
2nd plural spoilerünüzde spoilerlerinizde
3rd plural spoilerlerinde spoilerlerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular spoilerümden spoilerlerimden
2nd singular spoileründen spoilerlerinden
3rd singular spoileründen spoilerlerinden
1st plural spoilerümüzden spoilerlerimizden
2nd plural spoilerünüzden spoilerlerinizden
3rd plural spoilerlerinden spoilerlerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular spoilerümün spoilerlerimin
2nd singular spoilerünün spoilerlerinin
3rd singular spoilerünün spoilerlerinin
1st plural spoilerümüzün spoilerlerimizin
2nd plural spoilerünüzün spoilerlerinizin
3rd plural spoilerlerinin spoilerlerinin