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

Definition of parodist

: a writer of parodies

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Style Conversational Week 1361: The old (crystal) ball game," 5 Dec. 2019 That would explain why master musical parodist Weird Al Yankovic sold out the State Fair Grandstand on Tuesday evening, attracting this year’s largest crowd yet. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Weird Al Yankovic delights a sold-out Minnesota State Fair Grandstand," 27 Aug. 2019 But the polka-loving parodist couldn't resist sneaking in a different cover each night during the encore. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "Check Out a Supercut of all 77 Cover Songs 'Weird Al' Yankovic Performed on His Tour," 15 June 2018 Four-time Grammy winner Yankovic is best known for — and has made a career spanning four decades from — his work as a parodist, taking popular songs and rewriting them with outrageous premises. Zach Freeman,, "'Weird Al' Yankovic at the Vic: Accordion solos, deep cuts and 'Velvet Elvis,' dare we say genius?," 8 Apr. 2018 Trickster, tinkerer, inventor, parodist — at 86, Robert Coover is the last man standing, alongside John Barth, who is 87, of a postwar generation of postmodern experimental writers that included John Hawkes, William Gaddis and William Gass. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "Experiments Succeed — and Fail — Spectacularly in Robert Coover’s Lab," 12 Feb. 2018 And Mayim Bialik dug into the archives for her very first professional photo: America's favorite parodist came with horn-rim glasses and a silly straw. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "#PuberMe: Celebs share hilariously awkward photos with Stephen Colbert to help Puerto Rico," 29 Sep. 2017 In the 1920s, writers could still root themselves in the past, but only as eulogists or parodists. Eric Bennett, New York Times, "1922: The Year That Transformed English Literature," 9 Aug. 2017

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1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Parodist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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: a person who writes parodies

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