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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.
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a satire in prose or verse ridiculing a person, literary work, etc
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (tr) to attack or satirize in a lampoon
[C17: from French lampon, perhaps from lampons let us drink (frequently used as a refrain in poems)]
lamˈpooner, lamˈpoonist n
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1. a broad, often harsh satire directed against an individual or institution.v.t.
2. to ridicule in a lampoon.
[1635–45; < French lampon]
lam•poon′er, lam•poon′ist, n.
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Past participle: lampooned
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A satire ridiculing a person.
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|Noun||1.||lampoon - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way|
|Verb||1.||lampoon - ridicule with satire; "The writer satirized the politician's proposal"|
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