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  1. a pasquinade.
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Origin of pasquil

1525–35; < New Latin pasquillus < Italian pasquillo, diminutive of Pasquino; see pasquinade
Related formspas·quil·ic, pas·quil·lic, adjective


  1. John,1752–1835, English architect and city planner.
  2. Ogden,1902–71, U.S. writer of humorous verse.
  3. Also Nashe. Thomas,Pasquil, 1567–1601, English dramatist, novelist, and satirical pamphleteer.
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Related Words for pasquil

caricature, ridicule, skit, burlesque, invective, roast, takeoff, pastiche, pasquinade, squib, takedown, pasquil, send-up

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Historical Examples of pasquil

  • In Pasquil's Jests, the tale is told of a "young woman of Barnet."

    Shakespeare Jest-Books;


  • It is not to be marvelled at if the Regent did style the letter a “pasquil.”

  • One of Pasquil's Jests is "how mad Coomes, when his wife was drowned, sought her against the stream."

  • The zeal of the Scottish reformers was at its height, and this zeal found vent in many a pasquil discharged at Popery.

  • She accepted it jocularly as a “pasquil,” and Knox on his departure was condemned and burned in effigy.

British Dictionary definitions for pasquil


  1. John. 1752–1835, English town planner and architect. He designed Regent's Park, Regent Street, and the Marble Arch in London
  2. Ogden. 1902–71, US humorous poet
  3. Paul. 1889–1946, English painter, noted esp as a war artist in both World Wars and for his landscapes
  4. Richard, known as Beau Nash. 1674–1762, English dandy
  5. See (Thomas) Nashe
  6. Sir Walter . 1882–1968, New Zealand Labour statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1957–60)
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