Complete Definition of "spoof"

English

Etymology 1
From the proprietry name of a game involving deception.

Pronunciation
spoÍof, /spuËf/, /<tt>spu:f</tt>/
:Rhymes:English:-uËf|Rhymes: -uËf
:audio|en-us-spoof.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. a hoax
  2. a light parody
  3. nonsense

Synonyms
satire
send-up

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Translations)
trans-top|hoax
Finnish: huijaus, petkutus
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|light parody
Finnish: parodia
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|nonsense
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Transitive verb
en-verb

  1. to gently satirize
  2. to deceive
  3. computing to falsify

Synonyms
satirise, satirize
send up<!--note: this is the only correct form; phrasal verbs do not contain hyphens-->

Translations
trans-top|to gently satirize
Finnish: parodioida
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to deceive
Finnish: huijata, petkuttaa
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to falsify
Finnish: väärentää, spooffata (slang)
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Etymology 2
Unknown

Pronunciation
spoÍof, /spÊf/, /<tt>spUf</tt>/
:Rhymes:English:-Êf|Rhymes: -Êf

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. italbrac|Australian slang semen

Synonyms

cum
jizz
mid
sprog italbrac|Australia
spunk italbrac|UK

Derived terms
spoofie pos_n
spoofy pos_a

Dictionary notes
Aussie Slang (1998)<!--0330360981--> does not cover the semen sense.
Collins Australian Dictionary does not cover the semen homonym and gives the expected long oo pronunciation for the other.
The Macquarie Dictionary covers the semen homonym but also unexpectedly gives its short oo pronunciation for the other.
The Australian Oxford Dictionary 1st edition (1999) and 2nd edition (2004) cover the semen homonym and give the expected long oo pronunciation for the other.
The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary covers the semen homonym and gives the expected long oo pronunciation for the other.

Category:Dictionary notes
Category:English heteronyms

et:spoof
hu:spoof
ru:spoof
vi:spoof

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