a sharp, often virulent satire directed against an individual or institution; a work of literature, art, or the like, ridiculing severely the character or behavior of a person, society, etc.
verb (used with object)
to mock or ridicule in a lampoon:
to lampoon important leaders in the government.
a satire in prose or verse ridiculing a person, literary work, etc
(transitive) to attack or satirize in a lampoon
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.
1650s, from lampoon (n.), or else from French lamponner, from the Middle French noun. Related: Lampooned; lampooning.
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