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
America has a president who is a laughingstock to other world leaders.
Remember when the 76ers were the laughingstock of the NBA?
Billions of dollars in new power plants, and an explosion in solar and wind farms, have made the state’s electricity supply network – once a national laughingstock – remarkably robust.
Showtime’’ Lakers and then created the Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O’Neal champions, joined the Warriors six years ago, helping change the franchise from laughingstock to two-time champions.
But transforming the Rockies from a Denver afterthought and league-wide laughingstock into a legitimate World Series contender has to be worth something?
Trump and his enablers have made my country the laughingstock of the world.
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.
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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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