- 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.
Origin of lampoon
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Examples from the Web for lampooned
During the last year of his life, King is old news, lampooned behind his back as “the Lawd!”Tavis Smiley Humanely Chronicles MLK’s Sad Last Year
October 16, 2014
Unabashed feminist author Catlin Moran lampooned women who did not identify as feminists in her book, How To Be a Woman.You Don’t Hate Feminism. You Just Don’t Understand It.
July 24, 2014
He's lampooned all of these politicians—quite smartly, too—on SNL.Seth Meyers Gets Off to a Rocky Start on 'Late Night'
February 25, 2014
Often lampooned for being a right-winger, he was not, in fact, ideological.My Moments With Ariel Sharon
January 11, 2014
Sembler was lampooned as a wealthy airhead who basically won the ambassadorship at auction.Mel Sembler: Mitt Romney’s Florida Fat Cat
August 24, 2012
And he had lampooned the Pope to boot—in itself the unpardonable sin.Dreamers of the Ghetto
He lampooned the Prince Regent; yet he could not alienate the Tories.
Certain statesmen have been so lampooned by the "hired" libelers that they have been ruined.As A Chinaman Saw Us
He lampooned the prince regent, yet he could not alienate the Tories.My Recollections of Lord Byron
You know that I have been lampooned in a thousand newspapers?The Day of Judgment
- a satire in prose or verse ridiculing a person, literary work, etc
- (tr) to attack or satirize in a lampoon
Word Origin and History for lampooned
1650s, from lampoon (n.), or else from French lamponner, from the Middle French noun. Related: Lampooned; lampooning.