a barrel of laughs

Definition of a barrel of laughs

informal

  1. :  someone or something that is very funny —often used in negative statements or in an ironic way to describe someone or something that is not really funny Several people have lost their jobs recently, so the office isn't exactly a barrel of laughs these days.

Word by Word Definitions

barrelplay
  1. :  a round bulging vessel of greater length than breadth that is usually made of staves bound with hoops and has flat ends of equal diameter

    :  the amount contained in a barrel

    :  the amount (such as 31 gallons of fermented beverage or 42 gallons of petroleum) fixed for a certain commodity used as a unit of measure

  1. :  to put or pack in a barrel

    :  to move at a high speed or without hesitation

laughplay laughs
  1. :  to show emotion (such as mirth, joy, or scorn) with a chuckle or explosive vocal sound

    :  to find amusement or pleasure in something

    :  to become amused or derisive

  1. :  the act of laughing

    :  a cause for derision or merriment :  joke

    :  an expression of scorn or mockery :  jeer


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