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laugher

[laf-er, lah-fer]
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noun
  1. a person who laughs.
  2. Informal. a contest or competition in which one person or team easily overwhelms another; easy victory.
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Origin of laugher

late Middle English: word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at laugh, -er1
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Examples from the Web for laugher

Historical Examples

  • And the maiden met him, and she said, "Is that thou; art thou a laugher?"

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    Benjamin Disraeli

  • But he was careless of social opinion, unbuttoned, and a laugher.

  • Cynthia had risen, and all of the laugher was gone from her eyes.

    Coniston, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • Every one faced angrily in that direction, but the laugher had disappeared.

  • There is your smooth-faced politic laugher, your laugher by rule.