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 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 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, 27 Aug. 2019 But the polka-loving parodist couldn't resist sneaking in a different cover each night during the encore. Sam Tornow, Billboard, 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,, 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, 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, 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of parodist

1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Parodist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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