spoiler alert

noun

Definition of spoiler alert

: a reviewer's warning that a plot spoiler is about to be revealed

Examples of spoiler alert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And — spoiler alert — one of her go-tos isn't actual makeup at all. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 22 Dec. 2021 But a spell goes terribly wrong, tearing a hole in the universe that releases — spoiler alert — villains and Spideys from earlier films. New York Times, 19 Dec. 2021 Despite being a successful children’s book author who has enough money to (spoiler alert!) put a down payment on a special retail space for Peter, Nick is also a TaskRabbit. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 3 Dec. 2021 Season 6 will pick up -- spoiler alert -- following the exit of Damian Lewis' Axe. Jolie Lash, EW.com, 4 Oct. 2021 This week, The Circle dropped another series of episodes on Netflix, and surprising no one (spoiler alert) the two people that went home in the batch of episodes were two who were not there since day one. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Eventually, the reader learns — spoiler alert! — that Damian feels very safe thanks to his almighty luchador night light. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Dec. 2021 After all, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story ends (spoiler alert) with the main character forever imprisoned as the latter, the worst version of himself. Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 14 Nov. 2021 The Rams got back into it on Frank Corral’s 25-yard field goal — spoiler alert: that would be the highlight of his day — and a 2-yard TD run by Mike Guman in the second. Michael Lerseth, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of spoiler alert

1982, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

14 Jan 2022

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“Spoiler alert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spoiler%20alert. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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