- 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 spoofingincisive, sarcastic, sardonic, satiric, caustic, biting, mordant, banter, quip, laugh, joke, bother, tease, pretend, delude, lampoon, spoof, mock, parody, annoy
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Contemporary Examples of spoofing
Instead of spoofing it, Farmer Derek plays it on trombone in an open field.Viral Video of the Day: Farmer Summons Cattle With ‘Royals’ Cover
August 4, 2014
Spoofing everyone from Ellen to Ann Romney, Kate McKinnon has proved she may be the funniest cast member on SNL.Kate McKinnon Is the Future of ‘Saturday Night Live’
November 21, 2013
Yet I can never escape the feeling that Gingrich is spoofing his audiences when he engages in these culture war tirades.Newt's Newest "Elite": Subway Riders
January 18, 2012
Historical Examples of spoofing
It always made him angry to find that they were "spoofing" him.
If you are spoofing me I run the certainty of court martial.The Secret of the Silver Car
But then, perhaps this grim joker, Yancey, was spoofing a bit.Aces Up
"Afraid he's spoofing us," Kilmeny said with a laugh as he moved out in his waders against the current.
“Old Noah may have been spoofing us,” Penny began, but just then Sara gave a little cry.Saboteurs on the River
Mildred A. Wirt
- the act or an instance of impersonating another person on the internet or via email
- 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.