laughingstock

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noun laugh·ing·stock \ˈla-fiŋ-ˌstäk, ˈlä-\

Definition of laughingstock

  1. :  an object of ridicule

Examples of laughingstock in a sentence

  1. The team has become the laughingstock of the league.

  2. The mayor became a laughingstock.

Circa 1518

First Known Use of laughingstock

circa 1518


LAUGHINGSTOCK Defined for English Language Learners

laughingstock

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noun laugh·ing·stock \ˈla-fiŋ-ˌstäk, ˈlä-\

Definition of laughingstock for English Language Learners

  • : a person or thing that is regarded as very foolish or ridiculous


LAUGHINGSTOCK Defined for Kids

laughingstock

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noun laugh·ing·stock \ˈla-fiŋ-ˌstäk, ˈlä-\

Definition of laughingstock for Students

  1. :  a person or thing that is made fun of



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