What does lampoon mean?

Definitions for lampoonlæmˈpun

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lampoon.

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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