1. When talking about a movie to an audience that has not yet seen the movie, this phrase is used by a speaker to warn that they are about to reveal plot details that may be surprising or unexpected. The thought is that revealing certain plot details will detract from the natural viewing experience, so the warning serves as an opportunity for people to stop listening/reading.

1a. The same idea, but in the context of other media such as books, television shows, etc.

2. Often this phrase is used jokingly following, or immediately proceeding information that is felt to be obvious.
1) Spoiler alert! We're about to discuss the ending of the Empire Strikes Back, so stop reading now if you haven't seen it yet.

2) "I loved Titanic, the best part was the special effects during the ship sinking... oh sorry, spoiler alert."
by Waveofreactions May 24, 2018
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1. A spoiler alert is where someone gives away the main plot or turning point in a movie, book, show, etc.

2. Something that someone uses to really piss people off.
by thatonechickyousawonetime April 9, 2011
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a phrase uttered by someone before they ruin a movie/book/video game and by extention the next 3 days for you
Neal:How was the movie?

Jose:Spoiler alert


Jose:The monster in super 8 is *censored*

Neal: Curse you
by Gentleneal June 12, 2011
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Someone is going to die.

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Spoiler Alert: Someone is going to die.
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by Dizastermaster January 1, 2019
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Usu. a term to describe when crucial elements of a movie are about to be revealed (i.e. the ending, character deaths, a twist, etc.)
by INDIExCORE October 28, 2005
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1. A phrase, sentence, or really any form of communication that completely ruins that show, movie, or book series by giving away key plot points or twists. interjection
2. Ruining everything for everyone.
Sarah has a tendency to word vomit endings to movies I haven't seen yet. We call her 'Spoiler Alert Sarah.'
by iharasu March 30, 2015
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When you accidentally spoil something for someone and then attempt to make it up by yelling out "Spoiler alert!"
It will nonetheless piss someone off because either a) you're just rubbing it in that you spoiled the ending to an amazing movie/book/show, or b) they weren't really paying attention before and would have missed the spoiler, but because you had called attention to it, now they are aware they have been spoiled.
Kris: "So I'm reading this Harry Potter book and so far I don't like that Snape fellow."
Melissa: "Yeah I really hated Snape in the 6th book when he killed Dumbledore but everything worked out in the end."
Kris: "Ye- Wait. Snape KILLS Dumbledore?!"
Melissa: "Er, ah, um, SPOILER ALERT!!!1"
Paul: "Wow, Melissa, way to pull a post-facto spoiler alert."
Kris: "It will never be the same!" *sobs*
by millardfillmore April 20, 2010
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