1. a satirical piece of writing that holds its object up to ridicule, formerly one posted in a public place; lampoon
: also ˈpasquil (ˈpæskwɪl
verb transitiveWord forms: ˌpasquinˈaded or ˌpasquinˈading
2. to criticize or ridicule with a pasquinade; lampoon
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Word origin of 'pasquinade'Fr < It pasquinata, after Pasquino, classical statue in Rome to which it was the custom in the 16th c. to attach satirical