Spoof vs Lie - What's the difference?

spoof | lie |

As verbs the difference between spoof and lie

is that spoof is to gently satirize or spoof can be (australian|new zealand|slang) to ejaculate, to come while lie is .

As a noun spoof

is a hoax or spoof can be (australian|new zealand|slang) semen.

As an adjective spoof

is fake.



Etymology 1

From the proprietary name of a game involving deception. American Heritage Dictionary


(wikipedia spoof) (en noun)
  • A hoax.
  • A light parody.
  • * 2000 , Stanley Green, Hollywood Musicals Year by Year , page 177,
  • On Broadway, where it opened in 1949, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'' was a spoof''' of the madcap Twenties which gave Carol Channing her first starring role; on the screen, it was an up-to-date ' spoof of sex which gave Marilyn Monroe her first starring role in a musical.
  • * 2003 , Margo Daly, Anne Dehne, Rough Guide to Australia , page 331,
  • The final piece of the country puzzle is found at the corner of Brisbane Street and Kable Avenue, where the Hands of Fame' cornerstone bears the palm-prints of more country greats. A glorious '''spoof , the Noses of Fame memorial, can be savoured over a beer at the ''Tattersalls Hotel on Peel Street.
  • Nonsense.
  • (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.
  • Synonyms
    * (parody) parody, satire, send-up / sendup


  • Fake.
  • * 1998 , George McKay (editor), Notes on Contributors'', ''DiY Culture: Party & Protest in Nineties Britain , page 300,
  • His most recent art project, ‘Consuming Desire’, explored men?s relationship with pornography, using invisible art strategies (a spoof' sex shop and a ' spoof porn CD-ROM), media interventions (TV/ radio and press exposure), and therapeutic work with men addicted to pornography.
  • * 2004 , Paul Gravett, Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics , 127,
  • Below left: Despite appearances, Hajime Furukawa?s wacky I Don?t Like Friday'' was never aimed at children, but ran as a spoof sex-education English course in ''Business Jump .


    (en verb)
  • To gently satirize.
  • * 1971 , Harvey R. Deneroff, Harlow, Jean'', entry in Edward T. James, Janet Wilson James, Paul S. Boyer (editors), ''Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary , Volume 2, page 137,
  • Her best film is generally considered to be Bombshell (1933), in which she spoofed her own career as a Hollywood sex goddess.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 29 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992) citation , page= , passage=According to the audio commentary on “Treehouse Of Horror III,” some of the creative folks at The Simpsons were concerned that the “Treehouse Of Horror” franchise had outworn its welcome and was rapidly running out of classic horror or science-fiction fodder to spoof . }}
  • To deceive.
  • (computing) To falsify.
  • * 2003 , Tao Peng, Christopher Leckie, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao, Detecting Distributed Denial of Service Attacks by Sharing Distributed Beliefs'', Rei Safavi-Naini, Jennifer Seberry (editors), ''Information Security and Privacy: 8th Australasian Conference, ACISP 2003, Proceedings , LNCS 2727, page 224,
  • However, MULTOPS assumes that packet rates between two hosts are proportional and the IP addresses are not spoofed .
  • * 2007 , Wes Kussmaul, The Sex Life of Tables: What Happens When Databases about You Mate , page 83,
  • In fact they are more important, because identities in the online world can be easily spoofed'.You may have heard that a digital certificate prevents such identity ' spoofing .
    * (to satirize) satirise / satirize, send up


    Etymology 2



  • (Australian, New Zealand, slang) Semen.
  • Synonyms
    * cum * jizz * sprog (Australia) * spunk (UK)


    (en verb)
  • (Australian, New Zealand, slang) To ejaculate, to come.
  • Derived terms

    * spoofie * spoofy


    * English heteronyms



    (wikipedia lie)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . As a noun for position, the .


  • (label) To rest in a horizontal position on a surface.
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • The watchful traveller / Lay down again, and closed his weary eyes.
  • * 1849 , (Henry David Thoreau), (A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers)
  • Our uninquiring corpses lie more low / Than our life's curiosity doth go.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1892, author=(James Yoxall)
  • , chapter=5, title= The Lonely Pyramid , passage=The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. Whirling wreaths and columns of burning wind, rushed around and over them.}}
  • (label) To be placed or situated.
  • *
  • Hepaticology, outside the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, still lies deep in the shadow cast by that ultimate "closet taxonomist," Franz Stephani—a ghost whose shadow falls over us all.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.}}
  • To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition.
  • To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; used with in .
  • * (Arthur Collier) (1680-1732)
  • Envy lies between beings equal in nature, though unequal in circumstances.
  • * (John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • He that thinks that diversion may not lie in hard labour, forgets the early rising and hard riding of huntsmen.
  • (label) To lodge; to sleep.
  • * (John Evelyn) (1620-1706)
  • While I was now trifling at home, I saw London, where I lay one night only.
  • * (Charles Dickens) (1812-1870)
  • Mr. Quinion lay at our house that night.
  • To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • The wind is loud and will not lie .
  • (label) To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.
  • * Ch. J. Parsons
  • An appeal lies in this case.
    Derived terms
    * a lie has no legs * let sleeping dogs lie * lie back * lie by * lie doggo * lie down * lie ill in one's mouth * lie in * lie-in * lie in wait * lie low * lie upon * lie with * make one's bed and lie in it * therein lies the rub


    (en noun)
  • (golf) The terrain and conditions surrounding the ball before it is struck.
  • (medicine) The position of a fetus in the womb.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • To give false information intentionally.
  • When Pinocchio lies , his nose grows.
    If you are found to have lied in court, you could face a penalty.
    While a principle-based approach might claim that lying''' is always morally wrong, the casuist would argue that, depending upon the details of the case, '''lying''' might or might not be illegal or unethical. The casuist might conclude that a person is wrong to '''lie''' in legal testimony under oath, but might argue that '''lying actually is the best moral choice if the lie saves a life. (w)
  • To convey a false image or impression.
  • Photos often lie .
    Hips don't lie .
    Derived terms
    * lie through one's teeth

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • An intentionally false statement; an intentional falsehood.
  • I knew he was telling a lie by his facial expression.
  • A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth
  • Anything that misleads or disappoints.
  • * (rfdate) Trench:
  • Wishing this lie of life was o'er.
    * bullshit * deception * falsehood * fib * leasing * prevarication
    * truth
    Derived terms
    * barefaced lie * belie * big lie * give lie to * give the lie to * I tell a lie * lie detector * * white lie