sat·​i·​rist | \ ˈsa-tə-rist How to pronounce satirist (audio) \

Definition of satirist

: one that satirizes especially : a writer of satire

Examples of satirist in a Sentence

social satirists of the American Dream the great British satirist, Jonathan Swift
Recent Examples on the Web The Yippies, radical prankster Abbie Hoffman and satirist Paul Krassner’s attempt to amalgamate the two, were always more of a stunt than a movement. Tom Carson, Los Angeles Times, "Woodstock glorified them. Tarantino barbecued them. In 2019, whither the hippie?," 15 Aug. 2019 In a dictatorship, the satirist is quickly shut down. Chris Jones,, "Is this the end of comedy? Why it’s never been harder to tell a joke," 19 June 2019 This underappreciated 350-year-old play by one of theater’s all-time master satirists is scarily appropriate for our times. Christopher Arnott,, "Review: ’Don Juan’ a cool, cruel comedy at Westport Playhouse," 12 Nov. 2019 Millennial social satirists don’t dare personal revelation. Armond White, National Review, "Parasite: Antifa Comedy for the Cancel-Culture Era," 11 Oct. 2019 Back in May 2017, satirist Andy Borowitz anticipated these questions in the New Yorker., "Your TV GPS, Globe critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to what’s on television, appears at the beginning of each week at Today’s column covers Oct. 7-13.," 7 Oct. 2019 Perhaps the most poignant voice in the season of fire belonged neither to a political leader nor a scientist, but a satirist: Alexandra Petri of the Washington Post. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "The Amazon Fires, From an Extraterrestrial Perspective," 6 Sep. 2019 Succession is the creation of Jesse Armstrong, a British showrunner who worked on the sketch comedy series Peep Show and later collaborated with the satirist Armando Iannucci on The Thick of It, In the Loop, and VEEP. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "How Succession Skewers the Rich," 9 Sep. 2019 Naturally, the Internet's favorite musical satirist Randy Rainbow decided to take a closer look at those comments. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Randy Rainbow Declares Trump Is Not the 'Chosen One' in New 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Parody," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of satirist

1566, in the meaning defined above

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28 Dec 2019

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“Satirist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of satirist

: a person who uses satire in books, movies, etc.

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