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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Invented name for a game involving deception

spoof

noun
     
spoof [countable]
a funny book, play, or film that copies something serious or important and makes it seem silly [↪ take-off]
spoof of/on
The play is a spoof on Shakespeare's tragedy 'Julius Caesar'.
a spoof documentary
spoof verb [transitive]

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