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.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. laughing jackass,
  2. laughing matter,
  3. laughing stock,
  4. laughing-stock,
  5. laughingly,
  6. laughlin,
  7. laughlin air force base,
  8. laughter,
  9. laughter club,
  10. laughton

Origin of laughingstock

First recorded in 1525–35; laughing + stock

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