lampooner

lampoon

[lam-poon]
noun
1.
a sharp, often virulent satire directed against an individual or institution; a work of literature, art, or the like, ridiculing severely the character or behavior of a person, society, etc.
verb (used with object)
2.
to mock or ridicule in a lampoon: to lampoon important leaders in the government.

Origin:
1635–45; < French lampon, said to be noun use of lampons let us guzzle (from a drinking song), imperative of lamper, akin to laper to lap up < Germanic; see lap3

lampooner, lampoonist, noun
lampoonery, noun
unlampooned, adjective


1. See satire.
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lampoon (læmˈpuːn)
 
n
1.  a satire in prose or verse ridiculing a person, literary work, etc
 
vb
2.  (tr) to attack or satirize in a lampoon
 
[C17: from French lampon, perhaps from lampons let us drink (frequently used as a refrain in poems)]
 
lam'pooner
 
n
 
lam'poonist
 
n
 
lam'poonery
 
n

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lampoon
1645, from Fr. lampon, of unknown origin, said by Fr. etymologists to be from lampons "let us drink," popular refrain for scurrilous 17c. songs, from lamper "to drink, guzzle," a nasalized form of laper "to lap." The verb is first attested 1657.
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