a sharp, often virulent satire directed against an individual or institution; a work of literature, art, or the like, ridiculing severely the character or behavior of a person, society, etc.
to mock or ridicule in a lampoon: to lampoon important leaders in the government.
- lam·poon·er, lam·poon·ist, noun
- lam·poon·er·y, noun
- un·lam·pooned, adjective
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How to use lampoon in a sentence
Joe Toplyn broke into comedy in the 1980s, when a friend from the Harvard lampoon tipped him off that a writing job was opening up at David Letterman’s late-night show.Artificial Intelligence Can Now Craft Original Jokes—And That’s No Laughing Matter | Corinne Purtill | January 4, 2022 | Time
The idea was for Bennifer to perform a cheeky lampoon of their own personas — but the parody didn’t land.The Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck recoupling is the greatest gossip story we’ve had in years | Constance Grady | August 24, 2021 | Vox
After its release, J2 Production bought the National lampoon film brand.Dinner at Nitehawk Cinema: ‘Christmas Vacation’ and a Beer in a Pear Tree | Rich Goldstein | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I read that you went to Harvard and wrote for the lampoon there, but how did you break into professional comedy?The Unheralded Comedy Genius: Nicholas Stoller on ‘Neighbors,’ Zac Efron’s ‘Darkness,’ and Diddy | Marlow Stern | May 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His first day back at the lampoon, he showed a copy of it to Beard.
Soon a deal was struck, and in April 1970, the first issue of National lampoon made its appearance.
"He didn't respect his talent," says Michael Gross, the former lampoon art director, who saw him frequently in California.
I called Liszt's article a criticism, but "lampoon" or "libel" would have been a more appropriate designation.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
lampoon itself would disdain to speak ill of him of whom no man speaks well.Obiter Dicta | Augustine Birrell
In a few weeks that amusing lampoon on the scholars and commentators of the time had run through four editions.The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century | Charles Bastide
I dined with Mr. Addison, and Jervas the painter, at Addison's country place; and then came home, and writ more to my lampoon.The Journal to Stella | Jonathan Swift
I have almost finished my lampoon, and will print it for revenge on a certain great person.The Journal to Stella | Jonathan Swift
British Dictionary definitions for lampoon
a satire in prose or verse ridiculing a person, literary work, etc
(tr) to attack or satirize in a lampoon
- lampooner or lampoonist, noun
- lampoonery, noun
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