来自拉丁词burra, 羊毛，粗糙的布。词源同bur, 芒刺，形容布粗糙。可能来自一种披着糙布表演的滑稽舞台剧。
- burlesque:  French is the immediate source of English burlesque, but French got it from Italian burlesco, a derivative of burla ‘joke, fun’. This may come from Vulgar Latin *burrula, a derivative of late Latin burra ‘trifle’, perhaps the same word as late Latin burra ‘wool, shaggy cloth’.
- burlesque (n.)
- 1660s, "derisive imitation, grotesque parody," from French burlesque (16c.), from Italian burlesco, from burla "joke, fun, mockery," possibly ultimately from Late Latin burra "trifle, nonsense," literally "flock of wool." Modern sense of "variety show featuring striptease" is American English, 1870. Originally (1857) "the sketches at the end of minstrel shows." As a verb, from 1670s.
- 1. The book read like a black comic burlesque.
- 2. a burlesque of literary life
- 3. Our comic play was a burlesque of a Shakespearean tragedy.
- 4. He shouldn't burlesque the elder.
- 5. By taking bribes the judge made a burlesque of his high office.
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