verb (used with object), car·i·ca·tured, car·i·ca·tur·ing.
Origin of caricature
Synonyms for caricature
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Contemporary Examples of caricaturist
It seems to me that Bellows was most successful when he worked basically as a caricaturist, under the influence of Daumier.A Little Island Writ Large
August 6, 2012
According to the caricaturist, Thomas Rowlandson, chaos ensues.The Best of Brit Lit
August 27, 2010
They reveal him as a talented cartoonist and caricaturist, reminiscent of Ralph Steadman and Edward Gorey.Tim Burton's Twisted Art
November 19, 2009
Historical Examples of caricaturist
But apart from "traitors," there are others known to a caricaturist.
In that case, I say, the caricaturist's work is already done.
All these little things help to 'mark' the man for the caricaturist.
A wonderful man for the caricaturist, and one of the finest.
"I was making a chalk drawing of him," said the caricaturist.
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.