- a mocking imitation of someone or something, usually light and good-humored; lampoon or parody: The show was a spoof of college life.
- a hoax; prank.
- to mock (something or someone) lightly and good-humoredly; kid.
- to fool by a hoax; play a trick on, especially one intended to deceive.
- to scoff at something lightly and good-humoredly; kid: The campus paper was always spoofing about the regulations.
Origin of spoof
Related Words for spoofprank, burlesque, caricature, satire, parody, sell, trickery, deception, travesty, imposture, bluff, joke, cheat, phony, hoax, lampoon, game, sham, jest, fake
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Contemporary Examples of spoof
To that end, you should be sure to watch Charles spoof Aaron Sorkin, who wrote Sports Night, on Inside Amy Schumer.Josh Charles on Life After ‘The Good Wife’ and His Insane Movie ‘Bird People’
September 13, 2014
But really, these heroes of hilarity past put the oof in “spoof.”5 Epic April Fool’s Day Pranks
April 1, 2014
The purpose of a spoof is to attract consumers outside the normal demographic with a comedic, sexualized take on a known brand.The Art of Smutty Spoofs: Porn Parodies Aren’t a Joke Anymore
March 15, 2014
And when Blair Witch came out, me and my brothers shot a spoof of it where we get lost in our own house.True Detective Director Cary Fukunaga’s Journey from Pro Snowboarder to Hollywood’s Most Wanted
February 26, 2014
On more than one occasion, they accidentally printed the real story on the street edition, and published the spoof on the Sunday.8 Lessons From the Murdoch Phone Hacking Trial
December 5, 2013
Historical Examples of spoof
But I thought it was just one of these bloomin' spoof entrainments.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
He thought I was going to rag him about the spoof he'd played off on the nurse.Our Casualty And Other Stories
James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
But don't bother to spoof yourself about me; I shall be all right, really.The Making of a Prig
"Here are some letters, Mr. Spoof," said Jean, extending the little bundle.
Spoof evidently meant to sell his life dearly, if there should be any demand for it.
- a mildly satirical mockery or parody; lampoona spoof on party politics
- a good-humoured deception or trick; prank
- to indulge in a spoof of (a person or thing)
- to communicate electronically under a false identity
Word Origin for spoof
"hoax, deception," 1884, spouf, name of a game invented by British comedian Arthur Roberts (1852-1933); sense of "a parody, satirical skit or play" is first recorded 1958, from verb in this sense, attested from 1914.