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

Definition of satirist

: one that satirizes especially : a writer of satire

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social satirists of the American Dream the great British satirist, Jonathan Swift
Recent Examples on the Web Another Twitter satirist, Jules Bentley, suggested an absurd entrepreneurial outcome if the Broad Street stingray were to achieve landmark status. Doug Maccash,, "The Broad Street stingray: A mysterious rotting fish spurs a smelly search in New Orleans," 14 Jan. 2021 The satirist went over the qualities of presidential candidates Trump and Biden in a parody set at the final debate, weeks before the election to help viewers decide who to cast their ballots for. Xavier Piedra, Billboard, "41 Times Parody Singer Randy Rainbow Roasted Donald Trump," 10 Jan. 2021 Published in 2007, this short novella, 120 pages, is about Queen Elizabeth II by a wonderful British satirist. Globe Staff,, "The Fast Forward 2020 Winter Bookies reading list," 4 Jan. 2021 High fashion satirist guys who’ll soon be in need of chiropractors. New York Times, "Love Music to Surprise You? Jon Caramanica Recommends TikTok Dives," 1 Jan. 2021 That was the incendiary premise of Second Coming, perhaps the single most controversial comic from the format’s top modern satirist Mark Russell. Christian Holub,, "Best new comics to read in December: Do superheroes get a happy ending?," 5 Dec. 2020 Cauvin’s Trump fame has coincided with that of another presidential satirist, Sarah Cooper. Los Angeles Times, "What comes next for a Donald Trump impersonator? J-L Cauvin has thoughts," 17 Dec. 2020 The satirist's objective should be to remind us that truth lies in our reflection. Andy Hoglund,, "Saturday Night Live recap: Timothée Chalamet makes his hosting debut," 13 Dec. 2020 Adams approached that winter in Washington as some combination of reporter, satirist, historian, and political operative. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, "What Henry Adams Understood About History’s Breaking Points," 30 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of satirist

1566, in the meaning defined above

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“Satirist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of satirist

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

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