To lampoon is defined as to parody or publicly criticize someone or something using humor.(verb)
When you make a cartoon about a politician's new platform and publish it, this is an example of a time when you lampoon his new platform.
The definition of a lampoon is a speech or text that parodies someone or something or that uses humor to criticize.(noun)
A cartoon making fun of a politician is an example of a lampoon.
See lampoon in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr lampon < lampons, let us drink (refrain in a drinking song) < lamper, to guzzle: see lampas
See lampoon in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French lampon
Origin: , perhaps from lampons, let us drink (from a common refrain in drinking songs)
Origin: , first person pl. imperative of lamper, to gulp down
Origin: , of Germanic origin.
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