mock·​u·​men·​ta·​ry ˌmä-kyə-ˈmen-tə-rē How to pronounce mockumentary (audio)
plural mockumentaries
: a facetious or satirical work (such as a film) presented in the style of a documentary

Examples of mockumentary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notable: Kalil once filmed a short mockumentary with Will Ferrell about preparing for the NFL Draft that remains a classic. Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 10 July 2024 The clever Mull starred with frequent collaborator Fred Willard and co-wrote the 1985 Cinemax mockumentary The History of White People in America and its 1986 sequel. Chris Koseluk, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 June 2024 The news comes as the mockumentary, from the Superstore duo of Jason Spitzer and Eric Ledgin, is wrapping production on its original 13 episodes, so the back order will allow the show to stay in continuous production. Nellie Andreeva, Deadline, 14 June 2024 The mockumentary about a public school in Philadelphia has managed to stay fresh across three seasons, wrapping up its latest batch of episodes with 2.6 million viewers watching the Season 3 finale live. Alison Foreman, IndieWire, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for mockumentary 

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Word History


blend of mock and documentary

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mockumentary was in 1965

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“Mockumentary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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