Definition of pasquil in English:

pasquil

noun

  • Pasquinade. Now chiefly historical.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin Pasquillus, the name of a fictitious author of satirical verses, the statue in Rome supposed to represent him (both 1509 or earlier), satirical writing, apparently from Italian Pasquillo, alteration (with suffix substitution in -illo, diminutive suffix: see -illa) of Pasquino.

Pronunciation

pasquil

/ˈpaskw(ɪ)l/