Pronounced: sap-uh-RIFF-ick, adj
Notes: It is very close in spelling to soporific, which is a different word
The word kayfabe means “portrayal of staged events as real, especially in professional wrestling”
This word is a relatively recent word and came into English in the 1980s
Background / Comments
The origin of this word is uncertain; however, some people think it is Pig Latin for “fake” or “be fake” (but shouldn’t that be “akefay” or “ebay akefay”). I remember watching professional wrestling when I was a child, but I haven’t seen it for years (and I don’t miss it).