- The definition of a lampoon is a speech or text that parodies someone or something or that uses humor to criticize.
A cartoon making fun of a politician is an example of a lampoon.
- To lampoon is defined as to parody or publicly criticize someone or something using humor.
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.
Origin of lampoonFrench lampon from lampons, let us drink (refrain in a drinking song) from lamper, to guzzle: see lampas
transitive verblam·pooned, lam·poon·ing, lam·poons
Origin of lampoonFrench 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
- A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
(third-person singular simple present lampoons, present participle lampooning, simple past and past participle lampooned)
- To satirize or poke fun at.
From French lampon.