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Definition of lampoon verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lampoon

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//læmˈpuːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//læmˈpuːn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lampoon
BrE BrE//læmˈpuːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//læmˈpuːn//
 
he / she / it lampoons
BrE BrE//læmˈpuːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//læmˈpuːnz//
 
past simple lampooned
BrE BrE//læmˈpuːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//læmˈpuːnd//
 
past participle lampooned
BrE BrE//læmˈpuːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//læmˈpuːnd//
 
-ing form lampooning
BrE BrE//læmˈpuːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//læmˈpuːnɪŋ//
 
Writing and publishing
 
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lampoon somebody/something to criticize somebody/something publicly in an amusing way that makes them or it look ridiculous synonym satirize His cartoons mercilessly lampooned the politicians of his time. See related entries: Writing and publishing 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)’.
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