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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.