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Meaning of LAMPOON

Pronunciation:  lam'poon

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

LAMPOON is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
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