roast

roast
1. tv. to put on an entertaining program, usually with a dinner, where the guest of honor is teased and insulted.
They roasted Dave when he retired.
If they roast me at the dinner, I’ll cry.
2. n. an entertaining program where the guest of honor is insulted all in fun.
It was a wonderful roast. The guest of honor was pleased with the quality of the insults.
It was a little too polite for a real roast.

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