noun \ˈspi-lər\

Definition of SPOILER

a :  one that spoils
b :  one (as a political candidate) having little or no chance of winning but capable of depriving a rival of success
a :  a long narrow plate along the upper surface of an airplane wing that may be raised for reducing lift and increasing drag — see airplane illustration
b :  an air deflector on an automobile to reduce the tendency to lift off the road at high speeds
:  information about the plot of a motion picture or TV program that can spoil a viewer's sense of surprise or suspense; also :  a person who discloses such information

Examples of SPOILER

  1. The review contains a few spoilers, so don't read it if you haven't seen the movie.

First Known Use of SPOILER

15th century

Rhymes with SPOILER


Next Word in the Dictionary: spoiler alert
Previous Word in the Dictionary: spoil bank
All Words Near: spoiler

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up spoiler? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).