laugh·​er ˈla-fər How to pronounce laugher (audio)
: one that laughs
: something (such as a game) that is easily won or handled

Examples of laugher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, a 15-3 spurt early in the second half turned this one into a laugher. Eric W. Bolin, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2024 Then San Francisco beat the Denver Broncos in a laugher, with Joe Montana tossing five touchdown passes. Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star, 12 Feb. 2024 Flacco had interceptions returned for touchdowns on consecutive drives in the third quarter to turn a close game into a laugher and send the team home with its worst playoff loss since a 34-0 defeat to the Baltimore Colts on Dec. 29, 1968. Kristie Rieken, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2024 Jones broke open the game with those nine points in 2½ minutes, turning a 32-19 halftime lead into a 43-23 laugher. Gregg Doyel, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Jan. 2024 The final score looked like a laugher for the Dodgers, who used a two-run home run from J.D. Martinez in the seventh and a three-run inning in the eighth to pull away for a 9-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2023 All seem to be having their fair share of fun and feuds this season, with the Housewives jumping between laugher and arguments throughout the three-minute preview. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 4 Oct. 2023 The music superstar’s presence alone wasn’t enough to lift the laugher of a game (Kansas City led 34-0 at halftime) above the same week last year, however. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Sep. 2023 And then, back home, the Dodgers offense wins in a laugher, 13-2. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of laugher was in the 15th century

Cite this Entry

“Laugher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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