Definitions for lampoonlæmˈpun

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on(verb)

    a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

  2. satirize, satirise, lampoon(verb)

    ridicule with satire

    "The writer satirized the politician's proposal"


  1. Lampoon(n.)

    Hence: Any satire ridiculing or mocking a person, activity, or institution by representing its character or behavior in an exaggerated or grotesque form; the representation may be written, filmed, or performed as a live skit, and may be intended as a severe reproach, or as good-natured humor.

  2. Lampoon(v. t.)

    To subject to abusive ridicule expressed in a work of art; to make (a person, behavior, or institution) the subject of a lampoon.


  1. lampoon(Noun)

    A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.

  2. lampoon(Noun)

    A light, good-humored satire.

  3. lampoon(Verb)

    To satirize or poke fun at.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lampoon(noun)

    a personal satire in writing; usually, malicious and abusive censure written only to reproach and distress

  2. Lampoon(verb)

    to subject to abusive ridicule expressed in writing; to make the subject of a lampoon

  3. Origin: [F. lampon a drinking song, fr. lampons let us drink, -- the burden of such a song, fr. lamper to guzzle, to drink much and greedily; of German origin, and akin to E. lap to drink. Prob. so called because drinking songs often contain personal slander or satire.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lampoon

    lam-pōōn′, n. a personal satire in writing: low censure.—v.t. to assail with personal satire: to satirise:—pr.p. lampōōn′ing; pa.p. lampōōned′.ns. Lampoon′er, one who writes a lampoon; Lampoon′ry, practice of lampooning: written personal abuse or satire. [O. Fr. lampon, orig. a drinking-song, with the refrain lampons=let us drink—lamper (or lapper, to lap), to drink.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lampoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lampoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Large Peter Davis:

    The wacko presidential race and Trump's easy to lampoon antics and rants are ‘ SNL's ’ comedic bread and butter. The election is often even described as like an ‘ SNL ’ skit. It's like the writers are being handed free material. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have inadvertently made ‘ SNL ’ hilarious.

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