The Online Slang Dictionary
(American, English, and Urban slang)

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Definition of a spoiler

spoiler

noun

  • something that reveals important plot elements or details from a work of fiction or non-fiction.
                                                                   

                                     

                                

                                                                                    

    Citation from "You've Got Male", Happy Endings (TV), Season 1 Episode 9 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • anything that ruins a person's pleasure of figuring out something unknown to them.
    Person A: You're getting a road bike for Christmas.

    Person B: WTF, man? Talk about a spoiler.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

notes

  • Conscientious people are expected to announce a spoiler in advance, e.g. by including the word "spoiler" in the title of a post to a web-based forum, or verbally informing people nearby know that a conversation is going to include spoilers. This is called a "spoiler alert".
    Subject: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: acronym for "laughing my rear off" or "laughing my rump off".
Definitions include: acronym for "pointy-haired boss".
Definitions include: acronym for "I think I'm going [to] be sick" or "I think I'm gonna be sick".
Definitions include: acronym for "Oh my Lady Gaga".
Definitions include: a project that is capable of consuming a practically unlimited amount of time.
Definitions include: to overwhelm a web site with massive amounts of traffic due to Slashdot linking to it.
Definitions include: "computer."
Definitions include: acronym for "you are not a lawyer."
Definitions include: acronym for "do I look like I give a shit."
Definitions include: acronym for "I fucking love you" or "I freaking love you".
Definitions include: "Oh my fucking God."
Definitions include: an expression of excitement or joy, used mostly by computer aficionados.
Definitions include: an underpowered computer.
Definitions include: as bad as possible.
Definitions include: to vomit.

Slang terms with the same root words

Other terms relating to 'spoil':

Definitions include: a warning that text or discussion that is to follow contains a spoiler.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(14)  
No longer use it(1)  
Heard it but never used it(1)  
Have never heard it(0)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 7 votes: 17%  (See the most vulgar words.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Your vote: None   (To vote, click the pepper. Vote how vulgar the word is – not how mean it is.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Where is this slang used?

Logged-in users can add themselves to the map. Login, Register, Login instantly with Facebook.


Link to this slang definition

To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following.

<a href="http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/a-spoiler">a spoiler</a>

To link to this term in a wiki such as Wikipedia, insert the following.

[http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/a-spoiler a spoiler]

Some wikis use a different format for links, so be sure to check the documentation.