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pasquinade

[ pas-kwuh-neyd ]
/ 藢p忙s kw蓹藞ne瑟d /
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noun
a satire or lampoon, especially one posted in a public place.
verb (used with object), pas路quin路ad路ed, pas路quin路ad路ing.
to assail in a pasquinade or pasquinades.
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Origin of pasquinade

First recorded in 1650鈥60; from French, from Italian pasquinata 鈥渓ampoon, satire,鈥 derivative of Italian Pasquino, supposedly the name of a local Roman schoolmaster (or tailor, or shoemaker, or barber) and the nickname given to a 3rd-century b.c. Roman statue that was unearthed in 1501 and was annually decorated and posted with verses + -ata feminine noun suffix; see origin at -ade1

OTHER WORDS FROM pasquinade

pas路quin路ad路er, nounpas路quin路i路an [pas-kwin-ee-uhn], /p忙s藞kw瑟n i 蓹n/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pasquinade

pasquinade

pasquil (藞p忙skw瑟l)

/ (藢p忙skw瑟藞ne瑟d) /

noun
an abusive lampoon or satire, esp one posted in a public place
verb -ades, -ading, -aded, -quils, -quilling or -quilled
(tr) to ridicule with pasquinade

Derived forms of pasquinade

pasquinader, noun

Word Origin for pasquinade

C17: from Italian Pasquino name given to an ancient Roman statue disinterred in 1501, which was annually posted with satirical verses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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