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?”
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.
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.