laughingstock

noun laugh·ing·stock \ ˈla-fiŋ-ˌstäk , ˈlä- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of laughingstock

: 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.

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First Known Use of laughingstock

circa 1518

laughingstock Synonyms

Synonyms
butt, derision, jest, joke, mark, mock, mockery, sport, target
Related Words
chump, dupe, fall guy, fool, gull, monkey, pigeon, sap, sucker, victim
Near Antonyms
darling, favorite, pet

LAUGHINGSTOCK Defined for English Language Learners

laughingstock

noun

Definition of laughingstock for English Language Learners

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


LAUGHINGSTOCK Defined for Kids

laughingstock

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

Definition of laughingstock for Students

: a person or thing that is made fun of


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