Definitions for: Lampoon

[n] a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
[v] ridicule with satire; "The writer satirized the politician's proposal"

Webster (1913) Definition: Lam*poon", n. [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.]
A personal satire in writing; usually, malicious and abusive
censure written only to reproach and distress.

Like her who missed her name in a lampoon, And grieved
to find herself decayed so soon. --Dryden.

Lam*poon", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lampooned; p. pr. &
vb. n. Lampooning.]
To subject to abusive ridicule expressed in writing; to make
the subject of a lampoon.

Ribald poets had lampooned him. --Macaulay.

Syn: To libel; defame; satirize; lash.

Synonyms: burlesque, charade, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, satirise, satirize, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty

See Also: blackguard, caricature, guy, imitation, impersonation, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, rib, ridicule

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