verb (used with object), car·i·ca·tured, car·i·ca·tur·ing.
- cariboo mountains,
- caribou inuit,
- caricature plant,
Origin of caricature
Examples from the Web for caricatures
Sometimes there would be caricatures in which his body was swallowed up by his boots.
She wants to puncture all of the caricatures that blunt the harsh reality of Eichmann.Nothing Was Banal About Eichmann’s Evil, Says a Scathing New Biography|Michael Signer|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because caricatures break down when you see over-heated political passions with a sense of perspective.
The caricatures of people living and dead (career-wise) are only part of its charm.Newsweek Takedown From Beyond the Grave: Michael Hastings’s Fiction Tells the Truth|Christopher Dickey|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why are all these Hillary Clinton caricatures suddenly showing up on the big screen?Hollywood's Obsession With Hillary Clinton-Like Villains, From 'Divergent' to 'The Hunger Games'|Andrew Romano|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After this specimen, sketched from life, who will say there are such things as caricatures?The Diary of an Ennuye|Anna Brownell Jameson
In this case it took the shape of my caricatures of the Royal Academy, 1889.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Harry Furniss
He whom the "Times" attacks, he whom "Punch" caricatures, is a power in the land.
He always pleased popular audiences, and even the most fastidious were amused with his caricatures.Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897|Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Can it be that they should deem these caricatures of fashion worthy of their fond desire?Valere Aude|Louis Dechmann
Word Origin for caricature
1749, from caricature (n.). Related: Caricatured; caricaturing.
1748 (figurative), 1750 (literal), from French caricature (18c.), from Italian caricatura "satirical picture; an exaggeration," literally "an overloading," from caricare "to load, exaggerate," from Vulgar Latin carricare "to load a car" (see charge (v.)). The Italian form had been used in English from 1680s and was common 18c.
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.