Definitions for lampoonlæmˈpun

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

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  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.

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]


Translations for lampoon

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  • hanopis, pamfletCzech
  • Schmähschrift, Spottschrift, PamphletGerman
  • libelo, pasquín, sátiraSpanish
  • pilkkakirjoitus, satiiriFinnish
  • pasquinFrench
  • պարսավագիր, ծանակագիր, պամֆլետArmenian
  • 풍자문, 諷刺文Korean
  • памфлет, сатира, пасквильRussian
  • nidskrift, smädeskrift, satir, pamflett, parodiSwedish
  • пасквільUkrainian
  • 讽刺文, 諷刺文Chinese

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