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lampooner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lampooner mimics literary or musical style for comic effect
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Goats do not eat tin cans, as lampooned in cartoons. They nibble at the cans because they're after the glue on the labels.
    • n Lampooner The writer of a lampoon. "Libelers, lampooners, and pamphleteers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lampooner One who lampoons or abuses with personal satire; a writer of a lampoon or lampoons.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Lampooner one who writes a lampoon
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. lampon, orig. a drinking-song, with the refrain lampons=let us drink—lamper (or lapper, to lap), to drink.

Usage

In literature:

The public attention was stimulated by the war of pamphlets, lampoons, and newspaper articles.
"Great Italian and French Composers" by George T. Ferris
Any man who could say a good thing, tell a good story, write a good lampoon, or mimic a fool, was a welcome guest.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
No wonder they hooted him, and wrote lampoons upon him.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
THE HARVARD LAMPOON for "A Lay of Ancient Rome," by Thomas Ybarra.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)" by Various
It is therefore a real masterpiece of satire, not a simple lampoon.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
But the next year, the duke of Bolton being appointed lord-lieutenant, Budgell wrote a lampoon against E. Webster, his secretary.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The curse which clings to celebrity is, that it commonly enters history only to be puffed or lampooned.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1887" by Various
He was the object of numerous attacks and lampoons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
What Lord wou'd be lampoon'd?
"The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)" by Aphra Behn
You know that I have been lampooned in a thousand newspapers?
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
If they are not made the theme of obscene lampoons they may count themselves fortunate.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The word "pasquin" (pasquino) is derived from the name of a tailor, who was famous at the end of the fifteenth century for his lampoons.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
Why, dash it all, she will be lampooning us in it before we know where we are.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
He published a lampoon on the Duke of Chandos; he was taxed with it; and he lied and equivocated.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
I suppose I'll be lampooned now as 'Sallie, the emigrant.
"Molly Brown's Sophomore Days" by Nell Speed
The press of that day lampooned her more unmercifully than it did her unfortunate consort.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
But that is only to be expected of the anonymous lampooner.
"Witching Hill" by E. W. Hornung
When expletives occur they are generally in the spirit of derision and lampoon.
"A Cursory History of Swearing" by Julian Sharman
But you had your fancy, and you got yourself more lampooned and caricatured than any man in England, except the king.
"Mohawks, Volume 1 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The lampooner, out of delicacy, kept aloof from the poet.
"Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)" by John Timbs
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In poetry:

You are not Catullus, you know,
To lampoon these crude sketches of Caesar. You are far
From Dante's feet, but even farther from his dirty
Political hatreds.
"Be Angry At The Sun" by Robinson Jeffers
But, dear Johnny, as you said, he's just a lampoon,
And as ugly and as ignorant as a wild baboon;
And, as far as I can judge or think,
He is a vendor of strong drink.
"Lines in Reply to the Beautiful Poet Who Welcomed News of McGonagall's Departure from Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Fair Finance Co.'s bankruptcy trustee is getting inquiries from parties interested in buying National Lampoon Inc, the Los Angeles-based comedy business led by embattled Indianapolis businessman Tim Durham.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) The jokes on you, National Lampoon CEO Daniel Laikin.
Kespohl ads lampoon Skala's travel expenses.
Belky's BLOG-National Lampoon Christmas Vacation.
'National Lampoon Lemmings Comedy Troupe: America 2.0'.
IF you didn't happen to catch National Lampoon 's Greek Games, held during spring break on South Padre Island, Tex.
Poll Lampoon Has Orange Seeing Red.
Lampoon Photos Of Pledge Hazing Are Investigated.
Apology in wake of video lampooning Harrisburg's debt.
Apology in wake of video lampooning Harrisburg 's debt.
Twitter users lampoon a line by former Vogue writer Joan Juliet Buck.
The iconic National Lampoon's 'Vacation' comedy franchise is getting a sixth installment that continues the Griswold family saga.
Harvard, Legendary Home Of Harvard Lampoon, Strangles Campus Satire .
Snooki Lampoons Joy Behar in YouTube Spoof .
Beginning in 1970, and continuing well into that decade, the National Lampoon contained some of the wittiest, most intelligently satirical works American publishing has ever seen.
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