Pas"quin (?), n. [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.]

A lampooner; also, a lampoon. See Pasquinade.

The Grecian wits, who satire first began, Were pleasant pasquins on the life of man. Dryden.

 

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Pas"quin, v. t.

To lampoon; to satiraze.

[R.]

To see himself pasquined and affronted. Dryden.

 

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