sat·​i·​rist ˈsa-tə-rist How to pronounce satirist (audio)
: 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 At the start of the last round, satirist Mo Rocca had $21,100 and sports TV host Katie Nolan had $19,500, while Walter was at $13,800., 24 Jan. 2024 The label shown in the post is a fabrication created in 2018 by a satirist who produces spoof packages for food products and posts photos of them on social media. Joedy McCreary, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2024 Reed is a poet, novelist, playwright, songwriter, satirist, commentator, musician, essayist, publisher and professor. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 3 Feb. 2024 In a sign of how serious the cost-cutting efforts are at Condé Nast, The New Yorker has parted ways with longtime contributor and satirist Andy Borowitz. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Dec. 2023 Honorees receive a bronze bust of Twain, the iconic American writer and satirist whose real name was Samuel Clemens. Hart, in a statement, noted that the launch of the Mark Twain Prize in 1998, with inaugural recipient Richard Pryor, basically coincided with the start of his comedic career. Ashraf Khalil, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 Why wouldn’t Madison Avenue try to get in on that fun and action, seeking to beat satirists to the punchline by making ads that, to some degree, can work as crowd-pleasing sketches in their own right? Jamie Bryan, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2023 The museum retained the cream, including trademark paintings by Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh and John Singer Sargent, plus 100 more, valued at $250 million; and an extraordinary group of 7,500 works by 19th century French satirist Honoré Daumier and his contemporaries, valued at $8 million. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2023 Others swept up in the crackdown include satirist Sanjay Rajoura. Anant Gupta, Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of satirist was in 1566

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“Satirist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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sat·​i·​rist ˈsat-ə-rəst How to pronounce satirist (audio)
: a person who satirizes
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