Picture for LampoonLampoon is a composition that aims to ridicule someone or something through the use of satire. It is used as a noun.
Its first usage dates back to 1645 and has been derived from the French word lampon.

Pronunciation: lam-poon

Meanings of Lampoon

1. A light, good-humored satire.
2. An attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
3. A composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody’s style, usually in a humorous way.

Master’s Tip to Learn Lampoon

Lampoon sounds a lot like Baboon. Now a baboon is often the subject of ridicule because of its funny movements and build, therefore it becomes easy to recall the meaning of Lampoon using it.

Sentence examples for Lampoon:

1. The cartoonist of the newspaper was arrested over the lampoon that was deemed to insult a minority.
2. He said such ridiculous things that he was often the target of everyone’s lampoons.
3. Comedy is used both to support and lampoon social causes.