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spoof

noun [C] uk   /spuːf/ us  
a funny and silly piece of writing, music, theatre, etc. that copies the style of an original work: They did a spoof on/of the Nine O'Clock News. It was a spoof cowboy film.

spoof

verb [I or T] uk   /spuːf/ US informal us  
to try to make someone believe in something that is not true, as a joke
Translations of “spoof”
in Spanish burla, parodia…
in French attrape…
in German der Schwindel…
in Chinese (Traditional) (對文章、音樂、戲劇等)滑稽模仿的作品…
in Russian пародия…
in Turkish parodi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对文章、音乐、戏剧等)滑稽模仿的作品…
in Polish parodia…
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