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English

Etymology 1

From the proprietry name of a game involving deception.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
spoof

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

Infinitive
to spoof

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to spoof (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to gently satirize
  2. (transitive) to deceive
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to falsify
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Etymology 2

Unknown

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
spoof

Plural
-

spoof (-)
  1. (Australian slang) semen
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Dictionary notes

  • Aussie Slang (1998) 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.

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