- Publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm: the senator made himself famous as a pinch-penny watchdog of public spending, lampooning dubious federal projectsMore example sentences
- Punch, the satirical magazine that lampooned the establishment for more than 150 years, has closed.
- He was taken by the idea of lampooning the soaps, but was ultimately more interested in satirizing our celebrity-obsessed culture.
- This man's boldness-or foolhardiness-has been lampooned in the press and joked about all over the world.
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- A speech or text criticizing someone or something in this way: does this sound like a lampoon of student life?More example sentences
- In one hour, he takes on 50 different caricatures in a flurry of bright-coloured paper cut-outs, all of them elaborate, exaggerated lampoons of familiar icons, moving from one to another like a human flick-book.
- The result was a wacky lampoon featuring dolls, newspapers, and rolls of tape.
- An early example of this was Bizarre, a show that seemed intent on shocking, not least by a liberal sprinkling of the f-word in its irreverent sketches and lampoons.
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- He could almost have written the hymn himself - about himself - the lampooners are saying.
- I can't wait for the lampooners to go to town on his lower lip-swivelling characteristics.
- Similarly as a lyricist and polemicist he was both a consistent critic of corporate capitalism (in particular ‘the culture industry’ and organised religion) and a very spiky lampooner of new social movements.
mid 17th century: 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)'.