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Definition of "laughingstock" []

  • An object of jokes or ridicule; a butt. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "laughingstock" in a sentence
  • "And Moammar "They Give Them Pills at Night" Gadhafi will likely die too, probably leaking hilariously green blood but sadly without the word "laughingstock" ringing in his ears."
  • "No empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far."
  • "If the author wishes to make himself a laughingstock, that is his affair."