What is Lampoon?

Lampoon definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a sharp, often virulent satire directed against an individual or institution; a work of literature, art, or the like, ridiculing severely the character or behavior of a person, society, etc.

verb (used with object)
to mock or ridicule in a lampoon: to lampoon important leaders in the government.





What is lampoon?

lampoon meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

From the 17th-century French verb lamponner, to ridicule (OED). A biting satire written in prose or verse, usually directed against an individual in public life or an institution that has become the object of public scrutiny. Lampoons written in verse were popular in England during the 18th century. The form was given new life in 20th century by publications such as The Harvard Lampoon and its close relative National Lampoon. Because this form of humor exposes its subject(s) to public ridicule, libel laws impose restraint. See also: caricature and pasquinade.


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