Spoof meaning

spo͝of
The definition of a spoof is a parody of a film done for fun.
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Characters with silly names or names with obvious meanings (the characters may even comment on the meanings of their or other characters’ names)

An example of a spoof is the scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Lancelot kills all those people at the wedding in his efforts to rescue the prince he believes to be a princess.

An example of spoof is the whole Scary Movie series which mocks pop-horror films: Spaceballs mocks Star Wars, and Top Secret! mocks scenes from several James Bond and Elvis Presley films as well as one scene from The Wizard of Oz.

An example of spoof is the character named Deja Vu in In Top Secret! whose first line is, “Have we not met before monsieur?”

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Spoof is to imitate someone and exaggerate his features to be funny, or to play a trick on someone.

When you play a trick on a friend, this is an example of a time when you spoof your friend.

When you imitate a political figure and exaggerate his manner of speech for fun, this is an example of a time when you spoof him.

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A satirical imitation; a parody or send-up.
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A deception or ruse.
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To do a spoof of; satirize.
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To play a trick on; deceive.
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To assume or emulate the identity of (another user or device) in order to gain access to a system.
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A trick or ruse.
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A light parody or satire.
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To fool; deceive.
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To satirize in a playful, amiable manner.
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To play a trick on someone. See spoofing and how to spoof your techie friend.
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A hoax.
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A light parody.
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Fake.
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To gently satirize.
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(computing) To falsify.
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(Australia, New Zealand, slang) Semen.
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(Australia, New Zealand, slang) To ejaculate, to come.
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Exaggerated stereotypes.
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Exaggerated and/or superfluous actions (violence with no consequences or pointless visual gags)
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Entire scenes that have no bearing on the story and only exist for humor’s sake.
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Mocking of other film genres, films, or iconic scenes from specific films.
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(UK) A drinking game in which players hold up to three (another specified number of) coins hidden in a fist and attempt to guess the total number of coins held.
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Origin of spoof

  • After Spoof name of a game involving trickery and nonsense invented by Arthur Roberts (1852–1933), British comedian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the proprietary name of a game involving deception.

    From Wiktionary

  • Unknown

    From Wiktionary