laugh·​er | \ ˈla-fər How to pronounce laugher (audio) , ˈlä- \

Definition of laugher

1 : one that laughs
2 : something (such as a game) that is easily won or handled

Examples of laugher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web America’s burgeoning speed star turned a close 4x400-meter relay into a laugher on the anchor leg Sunday, putting the final stamp on the first worlds held in the U.S. and delivering America’s record 33rd medal of the meet. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2022 José Ureña, scoring two of their three runs on Ureña’s bases-loaded walk to Suzuki and a wild pitch, turning the game into a laugher. Paul Sullivan,, 9 Apr. 2022 After dominating Maryland for three quarters in the Sweet 16 game, Stanford turned a laugher into something a little more serious. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Mar. 2022 The Pelicans used a 39-point second quarter (outscoring the Rockets 39 to 23 in that frame) to pull away from Houston, and then made it into a complete laugher with a 25-point win. Rahat Huq, Chron, 18 Mar. 2022 The game was such a laugher by that point that when Tyreek Hill was ruled down just shy of the goal line, Mahomes simply threw his next pass on third-and-goal to offensive tackle Nick Allegretti for the score. Dave Skretta, ajc, 17 Jan. 2022 The game was such a laugher by that point that when Tyreek Hill was ruled down just shy of the goal line, Mahomes simply threw his next pass on 3rd-and-goal to Nick Allegretti — normally a tackle who lined up as an eligible receiver — for the score. Dave Skretta, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Jan. 2022 The game went from lopsided to a laugher in the eighth inning, when the Beavers mashed eight hits, scored 11 runs and sent 15 batters to the plate. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 18 Feb. 2022 The loss in San Antonio was an absolute laugher, with the Rockets' cross-town rivals winning 131-106. Rahat Huq, Chron, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of laugher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Aug 2022

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“Laugher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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