send-up

[send-uhp]
noun
an entertaining or humorous burlesque or parody; takeoff: The best skit in the revue was a send-up of TV game shows.
Also, sendup.


Origin:
1955–60; noun use of verb phrase send up, in sense “to parody”; compare earlier Brit. academic usage “to mock, scoff at”

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send-up
"a spoof," British slang, 1958, from earlier verb phrase send up "to mock, make fun of" (1931), from send + up, perhaps a transf. sense of the public school term for "to send a boy to the headmaster" (usually for punishment), which is attested from 1821.
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