Definition for PAR'O-DY

PAR'O-DY, n. [Fr. parodie; Gr. παρῳδια; παρα and ῳδη, ode.]

  1. A kind of writing in which the words of an author or his thoughts are, by some slight alterations, adapted to a different purpose; a kind of poetical pleasantry, in which verses, written on one subject, are altered and applied to another by way of burlesque. – Johnson. Encyc.
  2. A popular maxim, adage or proverb. – Encyc.

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