a barrel of laughs

Definition of a barrel of laughs


  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

  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 (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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