from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution. See Synonyms at caricature.
- n. A light, good-humored satire.
- transitive v. To ridicule or satirize in or as if in a lampoon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
- n. A light, good-humored satire.(Can we verify(+) this sense?)
- v. To satirize or poke fun at.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A personal satire in writing; usually, malicious and abusive censure written only to reproach and distress.
- n. 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.
- transitive v. To subject to abusive ridicule expressed in a work of art; to make (a person, behavior, or institution) the subject of a lampoon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sarcastic writing aimed at a person's character, habits, or actions; a personal satire; a sarcastic diatribe; humorous abuse in writing.
- n. Synonyms Lampoon, Pasquinade, Invective, Satire. The difference between lampoon and pasquinade is not great, but perhaps a lampoon is more malicious, more directly aimed to insult and degrade, while a pasquinade is shorter and of a lighter nature. (See the history of pasquinade, under the definition. See also satire.) An invective is a verbal onslaught, generally spoken but possibly written, designed to bring reproach upon another person, present or absent; as, the invectives of Demosthenes against Philip, of Cicero against Verres, of Queen Margaret against Richard (Shak., Rich. III., i. 3). An invective differs from a satire, in its intensity and in its lack of reformatory purpose.
- To abuse in a lampoon; write lampoons against.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. ridicule with satire
- n. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
French lampon, perhaps from lampons, let us drink (from a common refrain in drinking songs), first person pl. imperative of lamper, to gulp down, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French lampon. (Wiktionary)