Lampoon

lam·poon [lampoon lampoons lampooned lampooning] verb, noun BrE [læmˈpuːn]
NAmE [læmˈpuːn]
verb ~ sb/sth
to criticize sb/sth publicly in an amusing way that makes them or it look ridiculous
Syn: satirize
His cartoons mercilessly lampooned the politicians of his time.
Verb forms:
Word Origin:
mid 17th cent.: from French lampon, said to be from lampons ‘let us drink’ (used as a refrain), from lamper ‘gulp down’, nasalized form of laper ‘to lap (liquid)’.
noun
a piece of writing that criticizes sb/sth and makes them or it look ridiculous
Such lampoons of royalty were previously found only in the foreign press.
Word Origin:
mid 17th cent.: from French lampon, said to be from lampons ‘let us drink’ (used as a refrain), from lamper ‘gulp down’, nasalized form of laper ‘to lap (liquid)’.

WordNet Dictionary:
I
noun
a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
II
verb
ridicule with satire
- The writer satirized the politician's proposal
Syn: satirize, satirise

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.A personal satire in writing; usually, malicious and abusive censure written only to reproach and distress.
Like her who missed her name in a lampoon,
And grieved to find herself decayed so soon.
2.Any satire ridiculing or mocking a person, activity, or institution by representing its character or behavior in an exaggerated or grotesque form; the representation may be written, filmed, or performed as a live skit, and may be intended as a severe reproach, or as good-natured humor.
v. t.1.To subject to abusive ridicule expressed in a work of art; to make (a person, behavior, or institution) the subject of a lampoon.
[imp. & p. p. Lampooned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lampooning.]
Ribald poets had lampooned him.

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