lampoon


1lam·poon

noun \lam-ˈpün\

: a piece of writing, a cartoon, etc., that mocks or makes fun of a well-known person or thing

Full Definition of LAMPOON

:  satire 1; specifically :  a harsh satire usually directed against an individual

Examples of LAMPOON

  1. He said such ridiculous things that he was often the target of lampoons in the press.
  2. <this classic musical is a lampoon of the movie business at the time when sound was introduced>

Origin of LAMPOON

French lampon
First Known Use: 1645

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

2lampoon

transitive verb

: to publicly criticize (someone or something) in a way that causes laughter : to mock or make fun of (someone or something)

Full Definition of LAMPOON

:  to make the subject of a lampoon :  ridicule
lam·poon·er noun
lam·poon·ery \-ˈpü-nə-rē, -ˈpün-rē\ noun

Examples of LAMPOON

  1. The politician was lampooned in cartoons.

First Known Use of LAMPOON

circa 1657

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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