noun Date: 1958 parody, takeoff

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  • send-up — UK / US or sendup UK [ˈsendˌʌp] / US noun [countable] Word forms send up : singular send up plural send ups informal a way of talking or behaving in which you copy the way that someone else talks or behaves in a humorous way He does a brilliant… …   English dictionary

  • send|up — send up or send|up «SEHND UHP», noun. a parody or satire: »It [the book] is a splendidly detached send up of the brainy female (Punch). ╂[< the British slang phrase send up to scoff at, mock, originally public school slang meaning to send a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • send-up — (n.) a spoof, British slang, 1958, from earlier verb phrase send up to mock, make fun of (1931), from send + up, perhaps a transf. sense of the public school term for to send a boy to the headmaster (usually for punishment), which is attested… …   Etymology dictionary

  • send-up — /send up /, n. an entertaining or humorous burlesque or parody; takeoff: The best skit in the revue was a send up of TV game shows. Also, sendup. [1955 60; n. use of v. phrase send up, in sense to parody ; cf. earlier Brit. academic usage to mock …   Universalium

  • send-up — n informal a film, article, show etc that copies someone or something in a way that makes them seem funny or silly send up of ▪ a hilarious send up of a Hollywood disaster movie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • send-up — send ups N COUNT: usu sing, oft N of n A send up is a piece of writing or acting in which someone or something is imitated in an amusing way that makes them appear foolish. [BRIT, INFORMAL] ...his classic send up of sixties rock, Get Crazy . Syn …   English dictionary

  • send up — ► send up 1) informal ridicule (someone) by imitating them in an exaggerated manner. 2) US sentence to imprisonment. Main Entry: ↑send …   English terms dictionary

  • send-up — send′ up n. cvb a burlesque; parody; takeoff • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • send-up — ► NOUN informal ▪ an exaggerated imitation of someone or something …   English terms dictionary

  • send up — [verb] imitate, burlesque, lampoon, make fun of, mimic, mock, parody, satirize, spoof (informal), take off (informal) * * * send up [phrasal verb] 1 send up (something) or send (something) up 1 a : to cause (something) to be heard …   Useful english dictionary

  • send up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms send up : present tense I/you/we/they send up he/she/it sends up present participle sending up past tense sent up past participle sent up informal 1) to make someone seem silly by pretending to speak or behave …   English dictionary

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