Definition of Pasquin in English:

Pasquin

noun

  • The person popularly supposed to be represented by a statue in Rome on which satirical Latin verses were annually posted in the 16th cent.; the statue itself. Hence: an imaginary person to whom anonymous lampoons were ascribed; a composer of lampoons. Now historical.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From post-classical Latin Pasquinus, the name of a fictitious author of satirical verses and its apparent etymon Italian Pasquino; see note below. Compare Middle French, French Pasquin, the name of a fictitious author of satirical verses, satirical writing, the statue in Rome on which satirical verses were posted.

Pronunciation

Pasquin

/ˈpaskwɪn/