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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: lampon, probably from lampons 'let us drink' (used in drinking songs), from lamper 'to drink'

lampoon

verb
     
lam‧poon [transitive]
to criticize someone or something in a humorous way that makes them seem stupid:
The Prime Minister was frequently lampooned in political cartoons.
lampoon noun [countable]

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