- a satire or lampoon, especially one posted in a public place.
- to assail in a pasquinade or pasquinades.
Origin of pasquinade
Examples from the Web for pasquinade
Historical Examples of pasquinade
The author of the pasquinade in question is, I believe, unknown.
A pasquinade printed as a broadside and stuck up in New York city.Poems of American History
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
But how are we to understand the uses of the pasquinade Hymn?The Homeric Hymns
The pasquinade or the squib gets a hold on the mind, and in its very drollery will ensure its being retained there.'Lord Kilgobbin
- an abusive lampoon or satire, esp one posted in a public place
- (tr) to ridicule with pasquinade
Word Origin 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.