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[send-uhp] /ˈsɛndˌʌp/
an entertaining or humorous burlesque or parody; takeoff:
The best skit in the revue was a send-up of TV game shows.
Origin of send-up
First recorded in 1955-60; noun use of verb phrase send up, in sense “to parody”; compare earlier Brit. academic usage “to mock, scoff at” Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A horse hitched to the end of the chain hauls up the log, which is guided by the "send-up men" with their cant-hooks.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes
Word Origin and History for send-up

"a spoof," British slang, 1958, from verbal phrase send up "to mock, make fun of" (1931), from send (v.) + up (adv.), perhaps a transferred sense of the public school term for "to send a boy to the headmaster" (usually for punishment), which is attested from 1821.

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A mocking, teasing parody; lampoon; spoof: just another stupid soap send-up/ a relentless send-up of attitudes and gestures (1958+ fr British)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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