Pasquin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pasquin A lampooner; also, a lampoon. See Pasquinade. "The Grecian wits, who satire first began,
      Were pleasant pasquins on the life of man."
    • v. t Pasquin To lampoon; to satiraze. "To see himself pasquined and affronted."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pasquin A lampoon; a satire. At the opposite end of the city from the statue mentioned above, there was an ancient statue of Mars, called by the people Marforio; and gibes and jeers pasted upon Pasquin were answered by similar effusions on the part of Marforio. By this system of thrust and parry the most serious matters were disclosed, and the most distinguished persons attacked and defended. (I. D'Israeli.)
    • pasquin To pasquinade; lampoon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pasquin pas′kwin a lampoon or satire—also Pas′quil
    • v.t Pasquin to lampoon
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. pasquino, a mutilated statue at Rome, set up against the wall of the place of the Orsini; -- so called from a witty cobbler or tailor, near whose shop the statue was dug up. On this statue it was customary to paste satiric papers.]

Usage

In literature:

Pasquin was not silent.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
PASQUIN will find his suggestion attended to very shortly.
"Notes & Queries 1849.11.17" by Various
The book of wisdom is buried under the statue of Pasquin, as these Romans say!
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
Took a look at Pasquin, who had nothing but advertisements pasted upon him.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
The word "pasquin" (pasquino) is derived from the name of a tailor, who was famous at the end of the fifteenth century for his lampoons.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
Pray Miss Brilliant do you know who this Pasquin is?
"The Covent Garden Theatre, or Pasquin Turn'd Drawcansir" by Charles Macklin
PASQUIN and Marforio, account of, i.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Pasquin, 3rd ed., 1754.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
Portrait of "Anthony Pasquin" (John Williams) by F. Bartolozzi.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
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In news:

Comedy Thriller Directed by: John Pasquin Starring: Sandra Bullock, Regina King, Enrique Murciano, Diedrich Bader, William Shatner.
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