par·​o·​dist | \ ˈper-ə-dist How to pronounce parodist (audio) , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of parodist

: a writer of parodies

Examples of parodist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several Ketchup Splat entries made my shortlist, with veteran Loser parodist Barbara Sarshik scoring a runner-up. Pat Myers, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2022 Like so many American artists, Oldenburg was a parodist of American abundance who then partook of it. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 21 July 2022 In order to be effective the parody must clearly communicate that the parodist is making a commentary about a brand through humor or criticism. Hailey Lennon, Forbes, 6 July 2022 Roku, which will premiere the biopic, previously shared the first photo of Harry Potter star Radcliffe in the role of the master parodist. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 2 Mar. 2022 Adam McKay has made a rich career out of satire — an equal-opportunity parodist of blundering NASCAR drivers (Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), walrus-mustachioed TV bohunks (Anchorman), and rogue vice presidents (Vice). Leah Greenblatt,, 7 Dec. 2021 That man was writer Frank Jacobs, an endlessly inventive satirist and song parodist who contributed hundreds of sendups to Mad across six decades. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2021 But this week’s second-place Loser, Hall of Famer and renowned parodist Mark Raffman, sent me ten parodies. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2021 And for parodist/performers Sandy and Richard Riccardi to make it into the Losers’ Circle with a new addition to their video parody collection. Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2019 See More

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1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Parodist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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