laughingstock

[ laf-ing-stok, lah-fing- ]
/ ˈlæf ɪŋˌstɒk, ˈlɑ fɪŋ- /

noun

an object of ridicule; the butt of a joke or the like: His ineptness as a public official made him the laughingstock of the whole town.

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Origin of laughingstock

First recorded in 1525–35; laughing + stock
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