Spoof Definition

spo͝of
spoofed, spoofing, spoofs
noun
spoofs
A trick or ruse.
Webster's New World
A light parody or satire.
Webster's New World
Exaggerated stereotypes.
YourDictionary
Exaggerated and/or superfluous actions (violence with no consequences or pointless visual gags)
YourDictionary
Entire scenes that have no bearing on the story and only exist for humor’s sake.
YourDictionary
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verb
spoofed, spoofing, spoofs
To satirize in a playful, amiable manner.
Webster's New World
To fool; deceive.
Webster's New World
To assume or emulate the identity of (another user or device) in order to gain access to a system.
American Heritage
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.
YourDictionary

(computing) To falsify.

Wiktionary
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adjective
Fake.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Spoof

Noun

Singular:
spoof
Plural:
spoofs

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

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