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lampoon

LAMPOON', n. A personal satire in writing; abuse; censure written to reproach and vex rather than to reform.

LAMPOON', v.t. To abuse with personal censure; to reproach in written satire.




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LAMPOON', n. A personal satire in writing; abuse; censure written to reproach and vex rather than to reform.

LAMPOON', v.t. To abuse with personal censure; to reproach in written satire.


LAM-POON', n. [Qu. Old Fr. lamper.]

A personal satire in writing; abuse; censure written to reproach and vex rather than to reform. – Johnson. Dryden. Pope.


LAM-POON', v.t.

To abuse with personal censure; to reproach in written satire.


Lam*poon"
  1. A personal satire in writing; usually, malicious and abusive censure written only to reproach and distress.

    Like her who missed her name in a lampoon,
    And grieved to find herself decayed so soon.
    Dryden.

  2. To subject to abusive ridicule expressed in writing] to make the subject of a lampoon.

    Ribald poets had lampooned him. Macaulay.

    Syn. -- To libel; defame; satirize; lash.

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Lampoon

LAMPOON', noun A personal satire in writing; abuse; censure written to reproach and vex rather than to reform.

LAMPOON', verb transitive To abuse with personal censure; to reproach in written satire.

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