a barrel of laughs

Definition of a barrel of laughs

informal
: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

barrel play
  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

  2. : the amount contained in a barrel

  3. : a great quantity

  1. : to put or pack in a barrel

  2. : to move at a high speed or without hesitation

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

  2. : to find amusement or pleasure in something

  3. : to become amused or derisive

  1. : the act of laughing

  2. : a cause for derision or merriment : joke

  3. : an expression of scorn or mockery : jeer


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