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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ "A Five Minute Hamlet" is a very funny spoof of Shakespeare's most famous play.
▪ The film was a spoof on Hollywood cop movies.
▪ Audiences of the time might have been forgiven for thinking the dance was a spoof.
▪ On the whole I hate spoofs and I like everything played straight.
▪ That haunted offspring turns out to be none other than large Lawrence, in this raucous spoof of trash television.
▪ The best of Mel Brooks' recent spoofs.
▪ The scenes between the sons, all witty repartee, came close to a spoof of stagey theatrical speech.
▪ This novel is witty, good humored, and something of a spoof.
▪ When Time Was Away appeared, Newton wrote a spoof review of it.
▪ Why travel thousands of miles to visit a spoof Paris?
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"hoax, deception," 1889, from spouf (1884), name of a game invented by British comedian Arthur Roberts (1852-1933). Sense of "a parody, satirical skit or play" is first recorded 1958, from verb in this sense (1914).


1889, "to hoax, deceive, trick;" from 1914 as "to parody or satirize;" see spoof (n.). Related: Spoofed; spoofing.


Etymology 1

  1. Fake. n. 1 A hoax. 2 A light parody. 3 nonsense. 4 (context UK English) 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. v

  2. (context transitive English) To gently satirize. Etymology 2

    n. (context Australian New Zealand slang English) semen. vb. (context Australian New Zealand slang English) To ejaculate, to come.

  1. n. a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way [syn: parody, lampoon, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on]

  2. v. make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers" [syn: burlesque, parody]


Spoof, spoofs, spoofer, or spoofing may refer to:

  • Forgery of goods or documents
  • A type of satire, specifically a parody, in which an original work is made fun of by creating a similar but altered work.
  • Semen, in Australian slang
  • Spoof (game), a guessing game
  • Spoof film, a cinematographic genre
  • Spoofing (anti-piracy measure), a technique to curb unlawful online downloading
  • Spoofing (finance), a disruptive algorithmic-trading tactic designed to manipulate markets
  • Caller ID spoofing
  • E-mail spoofing
  • IP address spoofing
  • Protocol spoofing, a technique to increase performance in data communications
  • Referrer spoofing, a type of spoofing attack
  • SMS spoofing
  • Spoofing attack, falsifying data on a telecommunications network
  • Website spoofing
Spoof (game)

Spoof is a strategy game, typically played as a gambling game, often in bars and pubs where the loser buys the other participants a round of drinks. The exact origin of the game is unknown, but one scholarly paper addressed it, and more general n-coin games, in 1959. It is an example of a zero-sum game. The version with three coins is sometimes known under the name Three Coin.

Usage examples of "spoof".

While reading a paper on public key steganography and parasite network identity spoofing he mechanically assimilates a bowl of corn flakes and skimmed milk, then brings a platter of wholemeal bread and slices of some weird seed-infested Dutch cheese back to his place.

While reading a paper on public key steganography and parasite network identity spoofing he mechanically assimilates a bowl of cornflakes and skimmed milk, then brings a platter of whole grain bread and slices of some weird seed-infested Dutch cheese back to his place.

The spoof starred Damon, Algis Budrys, and Ted Cogswell, among others.

Jelly and Percy were playing a gambling game called Spoof, which involved guessing how many coins the other player held in a closed fist.

SMB file and print server protocols used by NT are harder to spoof than the NFS implementation on Unix systems.

By spoofing their hardware, Klimov's natural skill allowed him to clean them out when they bet on what they thought was a sure thing.

It immediately suggests a spoof: one or more of the adversary's high-performance aircraft zoom out of the Caribbean, let's say, into US airspace, penetrating, let's say, a few hundred miles up the Mississippi River until a US air defence radar locks on.