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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 and Etymology of spoof

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


First Known Use: 1889


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spoof

noun

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


SPOOF Defined for English Language Learners


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spoof

noun

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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