Origin of send-up
Examples from the Web for send-up
Indeed, Fellowes was such a fan that he imagined one day doing his own send-up of the show.6 Best Spoof Videos of the Emmy Nominated Period Drama ‘Downton Abbey’|Jace Lacob|August 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He is the Zelig from hell, a Francostein monster, a send-up of democracy and a travesty of meritocracy.Lawsuit Over a Bad NYU Grade? Put James Franco in Detention!|Lee Siegel|December 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
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.