lampoon
[ lam-poon ]
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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; French; from French lampon, said to be from lampons ‘let us guzzle’ (used as a refrain), from lamper ‘gulp down’, nasalized form of laper ‘to lap (liquid)’
Synonyms
verb
satirizemockridiculemake fun ofpoke fun atparodyragtease
Antonyms
verb
applaudapprovepraisesupport
Definition
verbpublicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm
Examples
verbA) The politician didn't appreciate being lampooned by the media. B) The new CFO was lampooned by the press for business decisions he made at a previous company.
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