- lampoon (v.)
- 1650s, from lampoon (n.), or else from French lamponner, from the Middle French noun. Related: Lampooned; lampooning.
- lampoon (n.)
- "A personal satire; abuse; censure written not to reform but to vex" [Johnson], 1640s, from French lampon (17c.), of unknown origin, said by French etymologists to be from lampons "let us drink," popular refrain for scurrilous 17c. songs, from lamper "to drink, guzzle," a nasalized form of laper "to lap," from a Germanic source akin to lap (v.). Also see -oon.
- 1. The style Shelley is using here is that of popular lampoon.
- 2. His cartoon mercilessly lampoon the leading politician of the day.
- 3. To ridicule or satirize in or as if in a lampoon.
- 4. His cartoons mercilessly lampoon the leading politician of the day.
- 5. Such gaffes and inexperience made Mr Kaczynski easy to lampoon.
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