spoof


1spoof

transitive verb \ˈspüf\

Definition of SPOOF

1
:  deceive, hoax
2
:  to make good-natured fun of

Examples of SPOOF

  1. <spoofed overly competitive parents in a mockumentary about tryouts for a national T-ball team>
  2. <the newspaper was spoofed by a supposedly plausible claim of a UFO encounter>

Origin of SPOOF

Spoof, a hoaxing game invented by Arthur Roberts †1933 English comedian
First Known Use: 1889

Rhymes with SPOOF

2spoof

noun

: a humorous movie, book, play, etc., that copies something in a silly and exaggerated way

Full Definition of SPOOF

1
2
:  a light humorous parody
spoof·ery \ˈspü-f(ə-)rē\ noun
spoofy \ˈspü-fē\ adjective

Examples of SPOOF

  1. <many viewers thought that the spoof of a television newscast was the real thing>

First Known Use of SPOOF

1889

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