Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Nonsense; tomfoolery.
  • n. A hoax.
  • n. A gentle satirical imitation; a light parody.
  • transitive v. To deceive.
  • transitive v. To do a spoof of; satirize gently.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hoax.
  • n. A light parody.
  • n. Nonsense.
  • n. A drinking game in which players hold up to three (or another specified number of) coins hidden in a fist and attempt to guess the total number of coins held.
  • adj. Fake.
  • v. To gently satirize.
  • v. To deceive.
  • v. To falsify.
  • n. Semen.
  • v. To ejaculate, to come.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make a parody of
  • n. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

Etymologies

After Spoof, name of a game invented by Arthur Roberts (1852-1933), British comedian.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the proprietary name of a game involving deception. (Wiktionary)
Unknown (Wiktionary)

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