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
satirize, satirise, lampoon(verb)
ridicule with satire
"The writer satirized the politician's proposal"
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.
To subject to abusive ridicule expressed in a work of art; to make (a person, behavior, or institution) the subject of a lampoon.
A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
A light, good-humored satire.
To satirize or poke fun at.
a personal satire in writing; usually, malicious and abusive censure written only to reproach and distress
to subject to abusive ridicule expressed in writing; to make the subject of a lampoon
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
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.]
The numerical value of lampoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of lampoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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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- hanopis, pamfletCzech
- Schmähschrift, Spottschrift, PamphletGerman
- libelo, pasquín, sátiraSpanish
- pilkkakirjoitus, satiiriFinnish
- պարսավագիր, ծանակագիր, պամֆլետArmenian
- 풍자문, 諷刺文Korean
- памфлет, сатира, пасквильRussian
- nidskrift, smädeskrift, satir, pamflett, parodiSwedish
- 讽刺文, 諷刺文Chinese
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