Definition of pasquinade:
fraud, travesty, antic, farce, sendup, joke, scoff, hoax, lampoon, jeer, mockery, farce comedy, prank, fraudulence, caper, scoffing, put-on, burlesque, charade, parody, trick, humbug, spoof, dupery, jeering, takeoff.
- "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", Aphra Behn.
- "Leading Articles on Various Subjects", Hugh Miller.
In the meantime Rhoetus, a young Titan, whispered to one of his companions, that for his part he was convinced that the only way to beat the Olympians was to turn them into ridicule; and that he would accordingly commence at once with the pasquinade on the private life of Jupiter, and some peculiarly delicate criticisms on the characters of the goddesses.- "The Infernal Marriage", Benjamin Disraeli.