Lam*poon", v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Lampooned (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Lampooning.] To subject to abusive ridicule expressed in
writing; to make the subject of a lampoon.
Ribald poets had lampooned him.
Syn. -- To libel; defame; satirize; lash.
Lam*poon" (?), n. [F. lampon a
drinking song, fr. lampons let us drink, -- the burden of such
a song, fr. lamper to guzzle, to drink much and greedily; of
German origin, and akin to E. lap to drink. Prob. so called
because drinking songs often contain personal slander or satire.]
A personal satire in writing; usually, malicious and abusive
censure written only to reproach and distress.
Like her who missed her name in a lampoon,
And grieved to find herself decayed so soon.