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[in singular] A person or thing that is a parody or mockery of something else:‘he is merely making a pappyshow of the volunteer litter wardens’
satire, burlesque, lampoon, pastiche, caricature, take-off, skit, squib, imitation, impression, impersonation, mockery, mimicry, travestyView synonyms
- ‘I think the whole political scene is a pappyshow.’
- ‘And this Government so incompetent, they went and read the death warrant and make a big pappyshow, saying they going to hang Monday morning.’
- ‘What a pappyshow has been their so-called co-operation on fighting crime, created as a direct result of citizens' pressure and political opportunism!’
- ‘What everyone is now talking about is the cost of our Athens pappyshow.’
- ‘This facade, this farce, this pappyshow, to use the St Lucian language, must eventually come to an end.’
Variant of puppet show.
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