self-parody

noun

self-par·​o·​dy ˌself-ˈper-ə-dē How to pronounce self-parody (audio)
-ˈpa-rə-
plural self-parodies
: representation of oneself or itself that has the character or appearance of a parody
Detractors accused him … of relying on a sneaky humor and swagger that approached self-parody. New York Times
… the lack of ideological diversity on campuses is a disservice to the students and to liberalism itself, with liberalism collapsing on some campuses into self-parody. Nicholas Kristof
self-parodist noun
plural self-parodists
Artists seem to have more of a sense of humor about themselves today than they did 10 or 20 years ago. Eminem is practically a self-parodist. Mikael Wood

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-parody was in 1840

Dictionary Entries Near self-parody

Cite this Entry

“Self-parody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-parody. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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