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



BrE BrE//læmˈpuːn//
; NAmE NAmE//læmˈpuːn//
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a piece of writing that criticizes somebody/something and makes them or it look ridiculous Such lampoons of royalty were previously found only in the foreign press. See related entries: Types of story Word Originmid 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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