|1.||a pictorial, written, or acted representation of a person, which exaggerates his characteristic traits for comic effect|
|2.||a ludicrously inadequate or inaccurate imitation: he is a caricature of a statesman|
|3.||(tr) to represent in caricature or produce a caricature of|
|[C18: from Italian caricatura a distortion, exaggeration, from caricare to load, exaggerate; see |
In art or literature, portrayal of an individual or thing that exaggerates and distorts prominent characteristics so as to make them appear ridiculous. Caricature is commonly a medium for satire.