Meaning: Publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm. A speech or attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution. To satirize or poke fun at.
Synonyms: Satirize, mockery, ridicule, make fun of, caricature, burlesque, parody, tease, impersonation, travesty.
Use: Sid wrote a harsh lampoon of the mayor and sent it to the newspaper, but the editor refused to publish it.
As a satirical writer for the newspaper, Jack is always on the lookout for fresh targets to lampoon in his column.