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spoofnoun [C]

uk   us   /spuːf/
a ​funny and ​sillypiece of writing, ​music, ​theatre, etc. that ​copies the ​style of an ​originalwork: They did a spoof on/of the Nine O'Clock News. It was a spoof ​cowboyfilm.

spoofverb [I or T]

uk   us   /spuːf/ US informal
to ​try to make someone ​believe in something that is not ​true, as a ​joke
(Definition of spoof from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spoofnoun [C]

 us   /spuf/
an ​originalwork that ​copies the ​style of another ​work in a way ​meant to be ​ridiculous or ​humorous: The ​bookends with a ​hilarious spoof of an ​academicconference.
verb [I/T]  us   /spuf/
[T] The ​funniestpart of the show spoofed TV ​news.
(Definition of spoof from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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