AskDefine | Define spoof

Dictionary Definition

spoof n : a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way [syn: parody, lampoon, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on] v : make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers" [syn: burlesque, parody]

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English

Etymology 1

From the proprietry name of a game involving deception.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. a hoax
  2. a light parody
  3. nonsense
Synonyms
Translations
hoax
light parody
nonsense

Verb

  1. to gently satirize
  2. to deceive
  3. transitive computing to falsify
Translations
to gently satirize
to deceive
to falsify

Etymology 2

Unknown

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. semen
Synonyms
Derived terms

Dictionary notes

  • Aussie Slang (1998) does not cover the semen sense.
  • Collins Australian Dictionary does not cover the semen homonym and gives the expected long oo pronunciation for the other.
  • The Macquarie Dictionary covers the semen homonym but also unexpectedly gives its short oo pronunciation for the other.
  • The Australian Oxford Dictionary 1st edition (1999) and 2nd edition (2004) cover the semen homonym and give the expected long oo pronunciation for the other.
  • The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary covers the semen homonym and gives the expected long oo pronunciation for the other.

Extensive Definition

Spoof, spooves, spoofer or spoofing can refer to:
spoof in French: Spoofing
spoof in Dutch: Spoof

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bamboozle, befool, cheat, chicane, deceit, deception, fake, fake out, fakement, flam, flimflam, fool, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, kid, phony, put one on, put-on, rip-off, sell, sham, trick
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