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 Because her humor has plenty of bite to it, Lebowitz is often compared to Dorothy Parker, the early 20th Century satirist and a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. David Lyman, The Enquirer, 7 Apr. 2022 Robinson was an only-in-San-Francisco character who made a pile by being the first man to harvest eggs on the Farallon Islands, then became the town’s first theater impresario and its first topical satirist. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Mar. 2022 The conservative satirist kept his sharp wit at the ready to puncture political folly—but his generous vision of his fellow Americans betrayed a big heart. Dave Shiflett, WSJ, 19 Feb. 2022 Well, Ishmael, in making that statement, fulfills his obligation as a satirist, as a gadfly, as the court jester. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2022 Saul, an architect and after-hours satirist, was pragmatic and wisecracking about the whole thing. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2022 He was described as a conservative satirist unafraid to skewer Democrats and Republicans alike., 18 Feb. 2022 The journalist and political satirist P. J. O’Rourke, who died today, had a knack for making serious subjects funny. Faith Hill, The Atlantic, 15 Feb. 2022 Collodi was a Florentine political journalist and satirist who, in 1875, was invited to translate Perrault’s French fairy tales into Italian. Rivka Galchen, The New York Review of Books, 5 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of satirist

1566, in the meaning defined above

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“Satirist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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