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

 

parody

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈpærədi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærədi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parody
BrE BrE//ˈpærədi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærədi//
 
he / she / it parodies
BrE BrE//ˈpærədiz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærədiz//
 
past simple parodied
BrE BrE//ˈpærədid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærədid//
 
past participle parodied
BrE BrE//ˈpærədid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærədid//
 
-ing form parodying
BrE BrE//ˈpærədiɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærədiɪŋ//
 
Writing and publishing
 
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(parodies, parodying, parodied, parodied) parody somebody/something to copy the style of somebody/something in an exaggerated way, especially in order to make people laugh synonym lampoon Her work parodies genres such as the thriller and the spy novel. See related entries: Writing and publishing Word Origin late 16th cent.: via late Latin from Greek parōidia ‘burlesque poem’, from para- ‘beside’ (expressing alteration) + ōidē ‘ode’.
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