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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n parodist mimics literary or musical style for comic effect
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n parodist One who writes a parody; one who parodies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parodist The writer of a parody.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parodist one who writes a parody
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. parodiste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. parōdiapara, beside, ōdē, an ode.


In literature:

However that may be, parody and the parodists were themselves a cause of decay.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5" by Various
We are sad parodists.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
He was a butt of the parodists of the day.
"English Literature: Modern" by G. H. Mair
That is true, and indeed as a parodist Sir George Trevelyan belongs to the metrical miocene.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
In the "Condensed Novels" Harte surpassed all parodists.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
The supreme proof of the fact that Bret Harte had the instinct of reverence may be found in the fact that he was a really great parodist.
"Varied Types" by G. K. Chesterton
The parodist assumes the airs of a stage manager.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
He inspired parodists, not poets.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
He was educated at Blundell's and Cambridge University, and became known first as a remarkably adroit parodist.
"Modern British Poetry" by Various
Nybbas is the court-fool; Wierus, a savant, a good strygologue, and a man of much learning in demonology, calls Nybbas the great parodist.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
You have the manner of the Whitman parodist down fine, too.
"The Idiot at Home" by John Kendrick Bangs
Come, then, Omar, from the shade, where thou hast too long delayed, and with sundry skillful twists, wipe out all those parodists.
"Uncle Walt [Walt Mason]" by Walt Mason

In news:

Right-wing parodist in Bill O'Reilly clothing Stephen Colbert has become no less than a patron saint for Marvel Comics, with Marvel editor in chief Joe Quesada his biggest disciple.
Jemaine Clement (left) and Bret McKenzie: Witty musical parodists play witless musicians in Flight of the Conchords.
John Wayne won his Oscar for his self-parodistic performance in this cutesy-poo western (1969) about a teenage girl (Kim Darby) who hires a broken-down gunfighter to avenge the murder of her father.
A musical parodist in the broad, juvenile yet clever tradition of Mad magazine, " Weird Al" Yankovic is known for adding his own gently satirical lyrics to current hit songs.