from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who lampoons or abuses with personal satire; a writer of a lampoon or lampoons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The writer of a lampoon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who lampoons; someone who pokes fun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun mimics literary or musical style for comic effect


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  • It'll be Jim-dandy when the late-night lampooner returns for the first show of 2011 with Jim Carrey taking on hosting duties.

    Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011

  • Nightingale of Ceiriog, the sweet caroller Huw Morus, the enthusiastic partizan of Charles and the Church of England, and the never-tiring lampooner of Oliver and the Independents.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Skelton, a contemporary of the French Rabelais, seems to us a weak English portrait of that great author; like him a priest, a buffoon, a satirist, and a lampooner, but unlike him in that he has given us no English _Gargantua_ and _Pantagruel_ to illustrate his age.

    English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction

  • We are naturally displeas’d with an unknown critic, as the ladies are with the lampooner, because we are bitten in the dark, and know not where to fasten our revenge.


  • The spiritualists called down thunder upon the head of the poet, whom they depicted as a vulgar and ribald lampooner who had not only committed the profanity of sneering at the mysteries of a higher state of life, but the more unpardonable profanity of sneering at the convictions of his own wife.

    Robert Browning

  • George Etheredge, gambler and lampooner, with drink and the devil all over him; solemn Thomas Thynne, murdered two years afterwards, for a woman's sake, by Count Conigsmark, who was hanged for it and lay in great state in a satin coffin; and last, my Lord Dover, with his great head and little legs, looking at the people through a tortoiseshell glass.


  • In the second Dialogue he took some liberty with one of the Foxes among others; which Fox in a reply to Lyttelton, took an opportunity of repaying, by reproaching him with the friendship of a lampooner, who scattered his ink without fear or decency, and against whom he hoped the resentment of the Legislature would quickly be discharged.

    Lives of the English Poets: Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope

  • Such was the man, ushered into whose presence, Horace, the reckless lampooner and satirist, found himself embarrassed, and at a loss for words.


  • And I rejoice that I was left to deal with the Bible alone; for if I had had some theological "explainer" at my side, he might have tried, as such do, to lessen my indignation against Jacob, and thereby have warped my moral sense for ever; while the great apocalyptic spectacle of the ultimate triumph of right and justice might have been turned to the base purposes of a pious lampooner of the Papacy.

    Science & Education

  • Whether this be a mere figure of speech used by that scurrilous lampooner, or whether it indicates that the work was circulated by the religious professors of that period, I cannot determine.

    The Practice of Piety: Directing a Christian How to Walk, that He May Please God.


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