Definition of Lampoon

1. Noun. A composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way.




2. Verb. Ridicule with satire. "The writer satirized the politician's proposal"
Exact synonyms: Satirise, Satirize
Generic synonyms: Blackguard, Guy, Jest At, Laugh At, Make Fun, Poke Fun, Rib, Ridicule, Roast
Derivative terms: Lampooner, Satire, Satire

Definition of Lampoon

1. n. A personal satire in writing; usually, malicious and abusive censure written only to reproach and distress.

2. v. t. To subject to abusive ridicule expressed in writing; to make the subject of a lampoon.

Definition of Lampoon

1. Noun. A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution. ¹

2. Noun. A light, good-humored satire. ¹

3. Verb. To satirize or poke fun at. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lampoon

1. to ridicule in a satirical composition [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lampoon

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Literary usage of Lampoon

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1. The History of Sumatra: Containing an Account of the Government, Laws by William Marsden (1784)
"The country of lampoon, and its inhabitants—Languag€-**Gover#+ ... The country of lampoon is beft inhabited in the central and mountainous parts, ..."

2. An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes by John Bellenden Ker (1837)
"A lampoon. Scurrilous abuse ; sheer calumny ; mere slander. Heel ampt hoon; qe the whole burthen of the performance obloquy; the whole business of it ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1850)
"But let the world witness for me, that I have been often wanting to myself in that particular: I have seldom answered any scurrilous lampoon, when it waa in ..."

4. The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland by Abraham Mills (1856)
"lampoon. In a word, that former sort of satire, which is known in England by the name of lampoon, is a dangerous sort of weapon, and for the most part ..."

5. Cap and Gown: Second Series by Frederic Lawrence Knowles (1897)
"I saw you on the car that went From Harvard Square on Tuesday noon; I don't believe that you saw me, For you were reading the lampoon. ..."

6. Spectator (The)by Richard Steele, Joseph Addison by Richard Steele, Joseph Addison (1836)
"... who is one of the guides for the desired to bring her into company, and ol with a mention in his next lampoon.' ^_^_^^^^^ Ko. 233.] THURSDAY, OCTOBER ! ..."

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