Definition of Pasquin in English:

Pasquin

noun

historical
  • 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.

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.

Pronunciation

Pasquin

/ˈpaskwɪn/