par·​o·​dist ˈper-ə-dist How to pronounce parodist (audio)
: a writer of parodies

Examples of parodist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Weird: The Al Yankovic Story — which the accordion-playing master parodist co-wrote and produced — beat out Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas, Fire Island, Hocus Pocus 2 and Prey to land Yankovic his first Emmy, adding to a career that’s already witnessed five Grammy Awards wins. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 7 Jan. 2024 And without the thrill of the forbidden, Mickey may not hold that much appeal for parodists either. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 22 Dec. 2023 Julia Mattison and Joel Waggoner, the unhinged parodists behind the Instagram account Advent Carolndar, skewer holiday clichés with note-perfect mimicries of Stephen Sondheim and Christian pop (Dec. 21-22). The New Yorker, 8 Dec. 2023 Frank Zappa was an unruly figure of 1960s rock, a free-speech advocate and devout parodist defined by his opposition to authority. Daniel Felsenthal, The Atlantic, 27 Nov. 2023 Other gifted parodists returning from Season 1 in new roles include Ariana DeBose, Ann Harada, Martin Short and Jaime Camil. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 26 May 2023 Yankovic’s actual life story has plenty of appeal—accordion-playing child of working-class parents grows up to be the definitive parodist of his time—but, like a Weird Al tune, the movie combines the charm of the real thing with the charm of a wild riff departing from it. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2022 Heidecker, a prominent parodist in his own right who appears in the film playing Daily Planet editor Perry White as a conservative pundit in the Alex Jones mold, suggests that Warner Bros. should acquire and release the film themselves, or at least give Drew the greenlight to go ahead. Jen Yamatostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2022 So that’s a good education for a parodist. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parodist was in 1742

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“Parodist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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