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lampoon


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lampoon  \Lam*poon"\,  n.  [F.  lampon  a  drinking  song,  fr  lampons 
  let  us  drink,  --  the  burden  of  such  a  song,  fr  lamper  to 
  guzzle,  to  drink  much  and  greedily;  of  German  origin,  and 
  akin  to  E.  lap  to  drink.  Prob.  so  called  because  drinking 
  songs  often  contain  personal  slander  or  satire.] 
  A  personal  satire  in  writing;  usually,  malicious  and  abusive 
  censure  written  only  to  reproach  and  distress. 
 
  Like  her  who  missed  her  name  in  a  lampoon,  And  grieved 
  to  find  herself  decayed  so  soon.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lampoon  \Lam*poon"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lampooned};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Lampooning}.] 
  To  subject  to  abusive  ridicule  expressed  in  writing;  to  make 
  the  subject  of  a  lampoon. 
 
  Ribald  poets  had  lampooned  him  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  To  libel;  defame;  satirize;  lash. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lampoon 
  n  :  a  composition  that  imitates  somebody's  style  in  a  humorous 
  way  [syn:  {parody},  {spoof},  {sendup},  {mockery},  {takeoff}, 
  {burlesque},  {travesty},  {charade},  {pasquinade}] 
  v  :  ridicule  with  satire;  "The  writer  satirized  the  politician's 
  proposal"  [syn:  {satirize}] 




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