spoiler alert

noun

Definition of spoiler alert

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

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Meanwhile, ScreenRant has teased the return of Chris Pine's Steve Trevor, who *spoiler alert* seemingly died in the first movie. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Wonder Woman 1984 Has Finished Filming, & Gal Gadot Celebrated with New Set Photos," 27 Dec. 2018 Together with impressive baking skills, intricate handshakes, imposing royal manners and — spoiler alert — double the happy endings, hijinks and hilarity ensue in The Princess Switch, with or without the bloopers. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Fans Spotted Mistakes in Netflix's "The Princess Switch," Including Vanessa Hudgens's Body Double," 19 Nov. 2018 Activities include lightsaber training and learning how to pilot and defend the ship-- skills that, spoiler alert, will come in handy over the course of the trip. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "Disney World’s Star Wars hotel looks out of this world... and super expensive," 26 Aug. 2019 Ruffalo — who plays the Hulk in this year’s Avengers installment — was actually taking the video in the middle of filming (spoiler alert) Iron Man’s funeral. Matt Mcnulty, PEOPLE.com, "Avengers: Endgame Stars Joke Around About Breaking ‘No Camera’ Policy in Behind-the-Scenes Video," 7 June 2019 Logan was his last, and (another spoiler alert) the character died at the end of that film. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "What's Next for the X-Men After Dark Phoenix?," 7 June 2019 And the pair’s feuding parents bury their beef, instead of (spoiler alert) their kids. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Probing at the heart of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ as Shakespeare tragedy returns to the Old Globe Theatre," 3 Aug. 2019 Her — spoiler alert — death forces Bond to reckon with at least one woman’s humanity. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Lashana Lynch Is Reportedly the Next 007. Here's How the New James Bond Movie Can Do Right by Her," 15 July 2019 That's just it about the pair's half-hour dramedy: Stars Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen are (spoiler alert!) actually dead for most of it. Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "On the Set of 'Forever' as Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph Delve Into "Haunting" Roles," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of spoiler alert

1982, in the meaning defined above

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