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[par-uh-dist] /ˈpær ə dɪst/
a writer of parodies, especially of a literary subject, work, or style.
Origin of parodist
1735-45; < French parodiste. See parody, -ist
Related forms
self-parodist, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The parodist who wrote the following newspaper quatrain was no enemy of the automobile in spite of his cynicism.

    The Automobilist Abroad M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  • That is true, and indeed as a parodist Sir George Trevelyan belongs to the metrical miocene.

    Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell
  • As a writer of light verse and as a parodist, his agile work has delighted a generation of admirers.

  • English serious opera has not often fallen a prey to the untender mercies of the parodist.

    A Book of Burlesque Willam Davenport Adams
  • A 'parodist's Apology,' added in the later edition of the Lapsus.

  • A theme more delicate and intimate than that of our Friends in fiction awaits a more passionate writer than the present parodist.

    Old Friends Andrew Lang
  • He first made his mark as a parodist and a writer of humorous Latin verse.

  • Self-control and self-restraint are also needed; a parodist may go to the very edge, but he must not fall over.

    A Parody Anthology Carolyn Wells
Word Origin and History for parodist

1742, from French parodiste (18c.), from parodie (see parody (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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