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Lampoon

- Noun

A personal satire in writing; usually, malicious and abusive censure written only to reproach and distress.

- Verb

To subject to abusive ridicule expressed in writing; to make the subject of a lampoon.


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    National Lampoon The Naked and The Nude: Hollywood and Beyond is a humor book that was published by Harmony Books in 1976 as a trade paperback. It was a spin-off of National Lampoon magazine.

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  • National Lampoon The Book of Books

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