Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A satirical imitation; a parody or send-up.
  • noun A deception or ruse.
  • transitive verb To do a spoof of; satirize.
  • transitive verb To play a trick on; deceive.
  • transitive verb Computers To assume or emulate the identity of (another user or device) in order to gain access to a system.

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  • noun Australia, New Zealand, slang Semen.
  • verb Australia, New Zealand, slang To ejaculate, to come.
  • noun A hoax.
  • noun A light parody.
  • noun Nonsense.
  • noun UK 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.
  • adjective Fake.
  • verb transitive To gently satirize.
  • verb transitive To deceive.
  • verb transitive, computing To falsify.

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

  • verb make a parody of
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

Etymologies

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

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

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From the proprietary name of a game involving deception.

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