verb (used with object), pas·quin·ad·ed, pas·quin·ad·ing.
Origin of pasquinade
Examples from the Web for pasquinade
A pasquinade printed as a broadside and stuck up in New York city.Poems of American History|Various
I told him, he shou'd not try to pasquinade the Source of his Poesy.Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922|Howard Phillips Lovecraft
A pasquinade was originally an anonymous lampoon affixed to a statue of a gladiator which still stands in Rome.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
That motto from the prologue to Persius' book of satires might be inscribed on the title-page of Gozzi's pasquinade.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first|Count Carlo Gozzi
A pasquinade, comparing his reign to that of Nero, was affixed to the palace gate.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
British Dictionary definitions for pasquinade
verb -ades, -ading, -aded, -quils, -quilling or -quilled
Word Origin for pasquinade
Word Origin and History for pasquinade
"a lampoon," 1650s, from Middle French, from Italian pasquinata (c.1500), from Pasquino, name given to a mutilated ancient statue (now known to represent Menelaus dragging the dead Patroclus) set up by Cardinal Caraffa in his palace in Rome in 1501; the locals named it after a schoolmaster (or tailor, or barber) named Pasquino who lived nearby. A custom developed of posting satirical verses and lampoons on the statue.