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EtymologyEdit

From Latin parōdia, from Ancient Greek παρῳδία (parōidía, parody), from παρά (pará, besides) + ᾠδή (ōidḗ, song).

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parody (countable and uncountable, plural parodies)

  1. A work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony.
  2. (countable, archaic) A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.

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Not to be confused with parity.

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parody (third-person singular simple present parodies, present participle parodying, simple past and past participle parodied)

  1. To make a parody of something.
    The comedy movie parodied the entire Western genre.

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Often confused with satire, which agitates for social change using humor.

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