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send-up

[send-uhp] /ˈsɛndˌʌp/
noun
1.
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
1955-1960
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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British Dictionary definitions for send-up

send up

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
(slang) to send to prison
2.
(Brit, informal) to make fun of, esp by doing an imitation or parody of: he sent up the teacher marvellously
noun
3.
(Brit, informal) a parody or imitation
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Word Origin and History for send-up
n.

"a spoof," British slang, 1958, from verbal phrase send up "to mock, make fun of" (1931), from send (v.) + up (adv.), perhaps a transferred 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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Slang definitions & phrases for send-up

send-up

noun

A mocking, teasing parody; lampoon; spoof: just another stupid soap send-up/ a relentless send-up of attitudes and gestures (1958+ fr British)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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