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laughingstock

noun laugh·ing·stock \ˈla-fiŋ-ˌstäk, ˈlä-\

: a person or thing that is regarded as very foolish or ridiculous

Full Definition of LAUGHINGSTOCK

:  an object of ridicule

Examples of LAUGHINGSTOCK

  1. The team has become the laughingstock of the league.
  2. The mayor became a laughingstock.

First Known Use of LAUGHINGSTOCK

1533

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