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Definition of parody:

  1. A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
  2. A writing in which the language or sentiment of an author is mimicked; especially, a kind of literary pleasantry, in which what is written on one subject is altered, and applied to another by way of burlesque; travesty.
  3. To write a parody upon; to burlesque.


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