Origin of lampoonFrench lampon from lampons, let us drink (refrain in a drinking song) from lamper, to guzzle: see lampas
- 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.
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.
- In the 1940s and 1950s, funny song parodies rose in popularity, thanks to Spike Jones and Homer and Jethro, who wrote funny parodies to lampoon both the popular music and the styles of the day.
- Danielle Fishel didn't take on many more acting roles, though she did star in National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze in 2003 and its sequel three years later.
- In the 1970s, she starred in Sid and Marty Kroft's Electra Woman and Dyna-Girl, a tongue in cheek lampoon of the 60s Batman and Robin television show.
- Harvard University's comedy magazine is honoring Paris Hilton with their "Hastiest Pudding of the Lampoon" title.
- After graduating from Brookline High School, O'Brien attended Harvard University, where he was the president of the Harvard Lampoon humor magazine.