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spoof definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way [syn: parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on] v
1: make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers" [syn: spoof, burlesque, parody]

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb Etymology: Spoof, a hoaxing game invented by Arthur Roberts died 1933 English comedian Date: 1889 1. deceive, hoax 2. to make good-natured fun of II. noun Date: 1889 1. hoax, deception 2. a light humorous parody spoofery noun spoofy adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. colloq. --n. 1 a parody. 2 a hoax or swindle. --v.tr. 1 parody. 2 hoax, swindle. Derivatives: spoofer n. spoofery n. Etymology: invented by A. Roberts, English comedian d. 1933

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(spoofs) A spoof is something such as an article or television programme that seems to be about a serious matter but is actually a joke. ...a spoof on Hollywood life. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

bamboozle, befool, cheat, chicane, deceit, deception, fake, fake out, fakement, flam, flimflam, fool, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, kid, phony, put one on, put-on, rip-off, sell, sham, trick



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