verb (used with object)
Origin of lampoon
Examples from the Web for lampoon
I read that you went to Harvard and wrote for the Lampoon there, but how did you break into professional comedy?
His first day back at the Lampoon, he showed a copy of it to Beard.
"He didn't respect his talent," says Michael Gross, the former Lampoon art director, who saw him frequently in California.
When he arrived, carrying nothing but a knapsack, he retrieved his Lampoon credit card from his wallet and broke it in two.
The Lampoon was more than a magazine now; it was a cultural phenomenon.
Lampoon itself would disdain to speak ill of him, of whom no man speaks well.The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6|Samuel Johnson
We obtain the exact salary more or less correctly from a lampoon.Lord Chatham|Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
The Thesmophoriazousae, staged in 411, is a lampoon on Euripides.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
A lampoon in such an edition and given away by a newsman who knew him!The Hero of the People|Alexandre Dumas
When expletives occur they are generally in the spirit of derision and lampoon.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
Word Origin for lampoon
1640s, from French lampon (17c.), of unknown origin, said by French etymologists to be from lampons "let us drink," popular refrain for scurrilous 17c. songs, from lamper "to drink, guzzle," a nasalized form of laper "to lap," from a Germanic source akin to lap (v.). Also see -oon.
1650s, from lampoon (n.), or else from French lamponner, from the Middle French noun. Related: Lampooned; lampooning.