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Definition of the noun spoof

What does spoof mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: spoofs

  1. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

Alternative definition of the noun spoof


  1. a hoax
  2. a light parody
  3. See nonsense.
  4. [UK] A drinking game in which players hold up to three (or another specified number of) coins hidden in a fist and attempt to guess the total number of coins held.
  5. [Australian slang] semen

Definition of the verb spoof

What does spoof mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: spoofed | spoofing | spoofs

  1. make a parody of
    • example: The students spoofed the teachers
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of spoof: burlesque / parody
    • more generic word: mock = imitate with mockery and derision
    • more specific word: travesty = make a travesty of

Alternative definition of the verb spoof


  1. [transitive] to gently satirize
  2. [transitive] to deceive
  3. [transitive, computing] to falsify
  4. [Australian slang] to ejaculate, to come


"Spoof" a.k.a. "Spoof?" is a musical album of Dear.

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  1. Spoof is a strategy game, typically played as a gambling game, often in bars and pubs where the loser buys the other participants a round of drinks. The exact origin of the game is unknown, but one scholarly paper addressed it, and more general n-coin games, in 1959. It is an example of a zero-sum game. The version with three coins is sometimes known under the name Three Coin.
  2. Spoof is a nominated work in the 2nd Gemini Award for Best Photography in a Comedy, Variety, Performing Arts Program or Series.

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Google previewHandbook of Biometrics (2007)

by Anil Jain, Patrick Flynn, Arun A. Ross

A spoof is a counterfeit biometric that is used in an attempt to circumvent a biometric sensor. In the case of...

Google previewGoogling Security (2008)

How Much Does Google Know About You? by Greg Conti

Without much work, an attacker could construct a bot that looks like Googlebot ( the main field to spoof is the HTTP user agent field). You can try spoofing yourself .

Google previewLaughter and Power (2006)

by John Parkin, John Phillips

So the pantomime horse is a degrading parody of a horse, as well as involving a demeaning role for professional actors, the theatrical spoof is a degrading travesty of real performances ('Stage properties functioning in the wrong way, wigs ...

Google previewStarfishing (2010)

A Novel by Nicola Monaghan

Spoof is a guessing game, often played in pubs.

Google previewHow to Negotiate Like a Pro (2006)

41 Rules for Resolving Disputes by Mary Greenwood

Spoof is an internet based scheme to steal someone's identity. An email is sent that looks like an official email from eBay, a bank, paypal or Aol, which lures the person to a fake website (phishing) with the purpose of tricking that person to ...

Google previewLinux Firewalls (2007)

Attack Detection and Response by Michael Rash

A spoof is a hoax or prank, and IP spoofing means to deliberately construct an IP packet with a falsified source address. We carve out an exception here for Network Address Translation (NAT) operations on IP packets which alter source ...

Google previewThe History of Philosophy (1656)

by Thomas Stanley

” \ W 7/spoof is the Science of things divine and humane; b Lars.

Google previewArt History For Dummies (2011)

by Jesse Bryant Wilder

An even more bizarre visual spoof is the large, grid-shaped awning made of square, white steel pipes that projects over the entrance. The trouble with this awning is that it doesn't protect you from the weather. The grid spaces are empty!

Google previewThe Independent (1921)

Spoof is the best qualified man on this planet to write the heart-gripping article that follows, and why all readers with red larger size.

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (1973)

by Eric Partridge, Jacqueline Simpson

Hence, a card game in which certain cards, occurring together, are called 'spoof'; 1895. 3. Ex sense 1: HUMBUG; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1890)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Spoof (turf), deception, swindle, sell. Properly a childish kind of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)

by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Spoof (turf), deception, swindle, sell. Properly a childish kind of ...

Google previewThe World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mark A. Robinson

The fllm spoofed classic horror fllms and the stage production was a spoof of a spoof; that may be why it didn't work. Permission to perform Young Frankenstein can be arranged through Music Theatre International. See also: Meehan, Thomas; ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Umbriel satiate see sate satire 5 irony, spoof, squib 6 banter, parody 7 mockery , pasquil, takeoff 8 chaffing, raillery, ridicule, spoof- ery, travesty 1 0 causticity, lampoonery, pasquinade, persiflage satiric 6 ironic 7 caustic, mocking 8 chaffing, ...

Google previewNetwork Dictionary (2007)

by Javvin Www Networkdictionary Com, Jielin Dong

Security Spoof Mail, a type of email fraud, is email which appears to come from one source but is actually sent by another.

Sometimes, Spoof Mail is a php- based script, which lets one send e-mail from any e-mail address one would like.

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

spoof (spoof), ...

Google previewThe Zombie Movie Encyclopedia (2000)

by Peter Dendle

Though the movie's nothing spe- cial, more thought than usual admittedly goes into exploring zombie spoof possibilities. Dead Christina, Princess of Eroticism see A Virgin Among the Living Dead Christina, princesse de l'érotisme see A Virgin ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Science Fiction (2015)

is minor but pleasant, andhis spoof of Edgar RiceBurroughs andH.G. Wells, The Alternate Martians (1965),isattimes quiteclever. Aliens infest Earth's oceans and wage waragainst surface shipping ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (2005)

by Simon Blackburn

more historical philosophies of science Rawls's A Theory ofJustice inaugurates new interest in political philosophy Kripke's Naming and Necessity Alan Sokal publishes spoof article Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative ...

Google previewThe Jerome Kern Encyclopedia (2013)

by Thomas S. Hischak

Other notable Kern songs in the show include the Scottish ditty “The Edinboro Wriggle,” the rag “De Goblin's Glide,” and the operatic spoof “Sing Trovatore.” LADY, BE GOOD. A movie musical by Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper, John McClain ...

Google previewThe Oliver Stone Encyclopedia (2013)

by James Michael Welsh, Donald M. Whaley

One supposes that hardcore Republican neocons would not agree with this evaluation, since the film seems to tread gingerly the line between biography and Saturday Night Live spoof. But Josh Brolin, who initially was insulted when Oliver ...

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Small photo of Humorous spoof of a cool coconut adventurer with a leafy hairstyle and trendy red sunglassesSmall photo of Young boy sprouting fresh kale leaves from his ears yelling at the camera in a spoof on the concept of a healthy diet and nutritionSmall photo of White text on red background REDUCE FAT NOW, symbol for health risk, spoof of road signs in the UKSmall photo of NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 26 2016: The 46th annual NYC Pride March featured over 350 contingents, marching from 36th Street to Christopher & Greenwich Sts. Donald Trump spoof maskSmall photo of Red and white signpost REDUCE TRANS FAT NOW in front of a dark sky, symbol for the health risk of high trans-fat consumption by eating a lot of fast-food, spoof of british road signsSmall photo of Red and white road sign REDUCE FAT NOW in front of blue sky, symbol for the health risks or dangers of overweight, spoof of british signpostsSmall photo of Stressed businesswoman leaning forward crushed by the weight under a pile of binders in a spoof on overwork and pressure More...

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I would love to do a comedy spoof, like a Spinal Tap kind of thing. (Matthew McGrory)
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Scrabble value of S1P3O1O1F4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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