Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: Italian caricatura, from caricare 'to load, make seem larger, worse, etc.', from Late Latin carricare; CHARGE2


1 noun
1 [countable]AV a funny drawing of someone that makes them look silly
caricature of
caricatures of politicians.
2 [countable]AL a description of someone or something that is only partly true and makes them seem silly
caricature of
The report presents a caricature of the true situation.
3 [uncountable]AV the activity of drawing or writing caricatures

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