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Origin of cartoon

1665–75; < Italian cartone pasteboard, stout paper, a drawing on such paper, equivalent to cart(a) paper (see carte) + -one augmentative suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM cartoon

car·toon·ish, adjectivecar·toon·ist, nounun·car·tooned, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cartoon

burlesque caricature cartoon parody satire (see synonym study at burlesque) (see synonym study at satire)carton cartoon
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British Dictionary definitions for cartoonish (1 of 2)

cartoonish
/ (ˌkɑːˈtuːnɪʃ) /

adjective

like a cartoon, esp in being one-dimensional, brightly coloured, or exaggerated

British Dictionary definitions for cartoonish (2 of 2)

cartoon
/ (kɑːˈtuːn) /

noun

a humorous or satirical drawing, esp one in a newspaper or magazine, concerning a topical event
Also called: comic strip a sequence of drawings in a newspaper, magazine, etc, relating a comic or adventurous situation
a full-size preparatory sketch for a fresco, tapestry, mosaic, etc, from which the final work is traced or copied

Derived forms of cartoon

cartoonist, noun

Word Origin for cartoon

C17: from Italian cartone pasteboard, sketch on stiff paper; see carton
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