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lampoon

lam poohn

  • n  a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  • v  ridicule with satire

  • Irreverence amongst students has reached horrendous proportions. They think nothing of lampooning their teachers publicly.
  • The show that lampoons famous personalities has become a huge grosser.
  • Late-night TV hosts lampoon Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney as punch lines while MTV throws support to left-leaning causes like gay marriage.
Quotes

  • Paris Hilton in Guardian Unlimited
    Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine standing here, standing on the steps of the Harvard Lampoon. It's really exciting and I've had such a great time,said Hilton, who stars as an attractive best friend to an ugly duckling in the film "The...
  • Deepak Chopra in FOXNews
    He said, 'Listen, it's kind of a satire. It's a lampoon,'Chopra said, recalling Myers' words. "He said on the surface it's like that, but on a deeper level, it's a tribute."
  • John Howard in The Age
    Journalists, cartoonists, actors and all other sundry critics of the government have nothing to fear from these new proposals,Mr Howard said. "People can still attack me and Mr Beazley and lampoon us, as I am sure they will, without any...

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