spoofed

spoof

[spoof]
noun
1.
a mocking imitation of someone or something, usually light and good-humored; lampoon or parody: The show was a spoof of college life.
2.
a hoax; prank.
verb (used with object)
3.
to mock (something or someone) lightly and good-humoredly; kid.
4.
to fool by a hoax; play a trick on, especially one intended to deceive.
verb (used without object)
5.
to scoff at something lightly and good-humoredly; kid: The campus paper was always spoofing about the regulations.

Origin:
1885–90; after a game invented and named by Arthur Roberts (1852–1933), British comedian

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spoof (spuːf)
 
n
1.  a mildly satirical mockery or parody; lampoon: a spoof on party politics
2.  a good-humoured deception or trick; prank
 
vb
3.  to indulge in a spoof of (a person or thing)
4.  to communicate electronically under a false identity
 
[C19: coined by A. Roberts (1852--1933), English comedian, to designate a game of his own invention]
 
'spoofer
 
n

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spoof
"hoax, deception," 1884, spouf, 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, attested from 1914.
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spoof definition

[spuf]
  1. n.
    a parody. : The first act was a spoof of a Congressional investigation.
  2. tv.
    to make a parody of someone or something. : The comedian spoofed the executive branch by sitting in a big chair and going to sleep.

  3. Go to phish. :
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