[laf-uh-buhl, lah-fuh-]


such as to cause laughter; funny; amusing; ludicrous.

Nearby words

  1. laugh out of court,
  2. laugh out of the other side of one's mouth,
  3. laugh track,
  4. laugh up one's sleeve,
  5. laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone,
  6. laugher,
  7. laughing,
  8. laughing gas,
  9. laughing gull,
  10. laughing jackass

Origin of laughable

First recorded in 1590–1600; laugh + -able

Related formslaugh·a·ble·ness, nounlaugh·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for laughable

British Dictionary definitions for laughable



producing scorn; ludicroushe offered me a laughable sum for the picture
arousing laughter
Derived Formslaughableness, nounlaughably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for laughable



1590s, from laugh (v.) + -able. Related: Laughably.

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