Lampoon meaning

lăm-po͝on
A piece of satirical writing, usually attacking or ridiculing someone.
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To ridicule or satirize in a lampoon.
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A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
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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.

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To attack or ridicule by means of a lampoon.
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A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
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To satirize or poke fun at.
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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.

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Origin of 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French lampon.

    From Wiktionary