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spoof

verb \ ˈspüf \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of spoof

spoofed; spoofing; spoofs
1 : deceive, hoax
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

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Origin and Etymology of spoof

Spoof, a hoaxing game invented by Arthur Roberts †1933 English comedian

spoof Synonyms

Antonyms

undeceive;

Phrases

do a number on, lead one down the garden path (also lead one up the garden path), pull one's leg, pull the wool over one's eyes;


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spoof

noun

Definition of spoof

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

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First Known Use of spoof

1889

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SPOOF Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of spoof for English Language Learners

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



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