Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

spoof

play
transitive verb \ˈspüf\

Definition of spoof

  1. 1 :  deceive, hoax

  2. 2 :  to make good-natured fun of



Examples of spoof in a sentence

  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


2

spoof

noun

Simple Definition of spoof

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spoof

  1. 1 :  hoax, deception

  2. 2 :  a light humorous parody

spoofery play \ˈspü-f(ə-)rē\ noun
spoofy play \ˈspü-fē\ adjective

Examples of spoof in a sentence

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



1889

First Known Use of spoof

1889



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up spoof? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

immature or lacking adult sophistication

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

angry oily prompt maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ