Definition of laughingstock
: an object of ridicule
Examples of laughingstock in a Sentence
The team has become the laughingstock of the league.
The mayor became a laughingstock.
Recent Examples of laughingstock from the Web
Today Trump and his enablers have made my country the laughingstock of the world.
Unlike the fire hydrant collision that launched the first Great Tiger Crisis, Tiger is not morphing into an international laughingstock.
In less than three years the world’s business and government heroes would be the laughingstock of the century.
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First Known Use of laughingstock
LAUGHINGSTOCK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of laughingstock for English Language Learners
: a person or thing that is regarded as very foolish or ridiculous
LAUGHINGSTOCK Defined for Kids
Definition of laughingstock for Students
: a person or thing that is made fun of
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