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A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
tr.v. lam·pooned, lam·poon·ing, lam·poons
To ridicule or satirize in a lampoon.

[French lampon, perhaps from lampons, let us drink (from a common refrain in drinking songs), first person pl. imperative of lamper, to gulp down, of Germanic origin.]

lam·poon′er, lam·poon′ist n.
lam·poon′er·y n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lampooner - mimics literary or musical style for comic effect
caricaturist - someone who parodies in an exaggerated manner
humorist, humourist - someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
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References in classic literature ?
But when Tragedy and Comedy came to light, the two classes of poets still followed their natural bent: the lampooners became writers of Comedy, and the Epic poets were succeeded by Tragedians, since the drama was a larger and higher form of art.
Lampooner and Plus Fours--Pippa gathered invaluable intelligence and established a support network for further operations.
In Spectator 35, Addison echoes this sentiment, claiming that "every honest Man ought to look upon himself as in a Natural State of War with the Libeller and Lampooner."(41) Libels are the result of a "Distempered Brain," an "evil Mind," or a mind over-heated by liquor, while satire is the product of "Good-Nature."(42) In other words, the satirist is a healthy, public-spirited censor, while the libeler is a diseased, intoxicated, or mad person.