LAMPOON – Humorously criticising someone or something
(Pronounced lam-poon with the stress on "poon")
Lampoon means using humour to strongly criticise someone or something.
The spacemen put a lamp on the moon (lampoon), but they were made fun of and strongly criticised for ruining the view.
Examples of lampoon in a sentence
The outrageous comedian was lampooned by the media.
The new TV drama lampooned the way in which the public differentiate between animals and pets.
Many myths and legends have been lampooned by big American companies and made into blockbuster movies.