Definition of spoof in English:
- In fact, the film pretty neatly sums up why the genre died in the first place - too many films with bad improv comics starring in dismal spoofs of things that have pretty much been spoofed to death.
- The creators of cult the TV hit make their bid for big screen super-stardom with a comic spoof of George Romero's zombie movies, with surprisingly hilarious results.
- All the laborious editing serves slight purpose, and presents the wearying phenomenon of a spoof of a schlock genre that is virtually a parody of itself.
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- If you remember the '80s teen classics and want a movie that spoofs them well, look elsewhere.
- It's obvious the writers have fun with spoofing the superhero genre.
- Various character traits and catchphrases are spoofed, and to get the humor in these moments, a viewer will need to know where they came from.
- spoofer noun
- Example sentences
- This government are a bunch of shysters and spoofers.
- That places radio and television broadcasters and cable TV companies at risk of being fooled by spoofers with a little technical know-how and some off-the-shelf electronic components.
- Then, if you want, you can sue spoofers for trademark infringement.
- spoofery noun
- Example sentences
- It vandalises a gutsy satirical classic, in this case with a mixture of misjudged condescension, smirking spoofery and culpable failure of nerve.
- It has itself become a self-conscious genre inviting spoofery.
- The faux thriller spoofery goes silly-side-up and Steve's boisterous young assistant isn't given enough to do, but this is a small price to pay for the genius that is Brooks.
Late 19th century: coined by Arthur Roberts (1852–1933), English comedian.
An example of a word made up by a specific person, the English comedian Arthur Roberts (1852–1933). He invented a card game involving bluff, which he called Spoof. The word subsequently came to be applied to a hoax or swindle, and to a parody.
Words that rhyme with spoofaloof, behoof, goof, hoof, pouffe, proof, roof, shadoof, Tartuffe, underproof, woof
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