v. tr. To spoil a film, book or TV programme by giving away the ending in the very first sentence of your review, before anyone even has a chance to realise they ought to stop listening.
"In Sixth Sense, for example, to say that Bruce Willis' portrayal of a man who is de..."
"Shut up, you're about to Kermode the whole film, aren't you?"
"Yes, but it's not as if I was about to tell you how Cary Grant in North by Northwest is symbolic of someone who is caught up in..."
From the notorious spoiling of films by Mark Kermode, a BBC film critic.
A rare subspecies of black bear, also known as a spirit bear. Rather than being born with black fur Kermode bears are born with white fur. The kermode bear is the official animal of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is found only in the temperate rainforests of northwest British Columbia near Terrace and on the islands of Haida Gwaii.
Many tourists go to northern British Columbia hoping to see a Kermode, unfortunately, they are extremely rare, and even residents of the area feel very lucky if they ever see one.