Definition and Meanings for lampoon

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Lampoon is ranked 29,143 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of lampoon

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of lampoon

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

Meaning of lampoon


as noun

  • a personal satire in writing; usually, malicious and abusive censure written only to reproach and distress.
  • any satire ridiculing or mocking a person, activity, or institution by representing its character or behavior in an exaggerated or grotesque form; the representation may be written, filmed, or performed as a live skit, and may be intended as a severe reproach, or as good-natured humor.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to subject to abusive ridicule expressed in a work of art; to make (a person, behavior, or institution) the subject of a lampoon.
  • No antonyms for lampoon

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