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parodist

[par-uh-dist]
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noun
  1. a writer of parodies, especially of a literary subject, work, or style.
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Origin of parodist

From the French word parodiste, dating back to 1735–45. See parody, -ist
Related formsself-par·o·dist, noun
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for parodist

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  • That is true, and indeed as a parodist Sir George Trevelyan belongs to the metrical miocene.

    Collections and Recollections

    George William Erskine Russell

  • English serious opera has not often fallen a prey to the untender mercies of the parodist.

    A Book of Burlesque

    Willam Davenport Adams

  • The parodist who wrote the following newspaper quatrain was no enemy of the automobile in spite of his cynicism.

    The Automobilist Abroad

    M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield

  • As a writer of light verse and as a parodist, his agile work has delighted a generation of admirers.

  • A theme more delicate and intimate than that of our Friends in fiction awaits a more passionate writer than the present parodist.

    Old Friends

    Andrew Lang


Word Origin and History for parodist

n.

1742, from French parodiste (18c.), from parodie (see parody (n.)).

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