- 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”
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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’
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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!
December 22, 2011
The two have paired up again for Please Give, a send-up of white guilt and privilege in these recession-plagued times.The Yes List—Catherine Keener's Guilty Pleasures
The Daily Beast
May 6, 2010
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
Word Origin and History for send-up
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