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Flaneurben has posted one annotation/comment since 1 January 2024.


Third Reading

About Monday 31 December 1660

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OED traces ‘spoiler’ in this sense only to 1971 (Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. “spoiler (n.), additional sense,” December 2023,….)

The 1535 Coverdale Bible quote is in the sense of a despoiler: “One who pillages, plunders, or robs”

I can’t see that there’s a sense for the verb ‘spoil’ that is specifically linked to disclosing a plot twist or the like; I’ll leave it to messrs Carmichael and Croaker to make the submission to the OED editors.