for a laugh


chiefly British, informal
: for amusement
The children were saying every word backward, just for a laugh.

Examples of for a laugh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Thursday, Cuoco recalled how Ritter would do anything for a laugh. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 10 May 2024 Paula Pell will do just about anything for a laugh. Gerrad Hall,, 7 May 2024 The comedian, who is always looking for a laugh even in relation to dark subject matter, compared her experience to a scene from the Pixar film The Incredibles in which the main character is told to pull herself together. Nicole Fell, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Somebody sends a camera up on a drone, for a laugh, to capture Sol on her perch. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 19 Jan. 2024 Minhaj, 37, was the subject of debate last week for occasionally exaggerating harrowing experiences for a laugh, further fueling the debate that Goldberg felt compelled to address on the ABC talk show. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2023 Listening to podcasts is another option, follow your favorite topic—from cooking to comedy—to learn something new or just for a laugh. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 26 July 2023 Calle, unflappable save for a laugh that lands somewhere between a scream and a gasp, disagreed. Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2023 Powerful people who should know better and college students looking for a laugh have all donned some form of blackface, even very recently. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 27 July 2020

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“For a laugh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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