laughingstock
noun Date: 1533 an object of ridicule

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  • Laughingstock — Laugh ing*stock , n. An object of ridicule; a butt of sport. Shak. [1913 Webster] When he talked, he talked nonsense, and made himself the laughingstock of his hearers. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laughingstock — [laf′iŋ stäk΄] n. the object of ridicule; butt …   English World dictionary

  • Laughingstock — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Object and cause of ridicule. < N PARAG:Laughingstock >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 laughingstock laughingstock jestingstock gazingstock Sgm: N 1 butt butt game fair game Sgm: N 1 April fool April fool &c.(dupe) 547 …   English dictionary for students

  • laughingstock — n. to make a laughingstock of smb. * * * to make a laughingstock of smb …   Combinatory dictionary

  • laughingstock — /laf ing stok , lah fing /, n. an object of ridicule; the butt of a joke or the like: His ineptness as a public official made him the laughingstock of the whole town. [1525 35; LAUGHING + STOCK] * * * …   Universalium

  • laughingstock — noun their new airport has been called the laughingstock of world air travel Syn: butt, dupe, spectacle, figure of fun, stooge, fall guy …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • laughingstock — Synonyms and related words: butt, byword, byword of reproach, derision, dupe, fair game, figure of fun, fool, game, gazingstock, goat, jest, jestingstock, joke, mockery, monkey, stock, target, toy, victim …   Moby Thesaurus

  • laughingstock — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fool, target, butt, game, fair game, April fool; mockery, monkey, buffoon, fall guy (sl.). See ridicule. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. target, butt, victim; see fool 2 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An… …   English dictionary for students

  • laughingstock — n. object of ridicule, butt of a joke …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laughingstock — n butt, fool, everybody s fool, ass, joke, fair game, Inf. goat, Brit. Si. mug; dupe, gudgeon, Brit. Dial. cull, Archaic. cully, Inf. chump, Sl. sap, Sl. schnook, Sl. schlemiel, Sl. boob; greenhorn, sitting duck, easy or soft mark, easy or soft… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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