2 definitions by pete mac

Top Definition
/n/ suggestion made in satire, from the famous original by Jonathan Swift, in which he suggested solving the Irish potato famine by eating babies. See also straw man
A modest proposal: our new school dress policy should require all students to go entirely without clothes or jewelry, to reduce rampant comsumerism and objectionable messages on T-Shirts.
#satire #irony #straw man #humor #swiftian
by pete mac April 26, 2007
/adj/ (1) Satirical
(2) Of or pertaining to Jonathan Swift.
(3) Dire, in the manner of Modest Proposal
Today President Bush made another all-to-Swiftian proposal for welfare reform.
#jonathan swift #satire #humor #irony #modest proposal
by pete mac April 26, 2007
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