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 (lăf′ĭng-stŏk′, lä′fĭng-)
An object of jokes or ridicule; a butt.


(ˈlæf ɪŋˌstɒk, ˈlɑ fɪŋ-)

an object of ridicule; the butt of a joke or the like.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laughingstock - a victim of ridicule or pranks
April fool - the butt of a prank played on April 1st
dupe, victim - a person who is tricked or swindled


An object of amusement or laughter:
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Don't you know that if you go on like that, you will grow into a perfect donkey and that you'll be the laughingstock of everyone?"
That I shall be the laughingstock of all Moscow, that everyone will say that you, drunk and not knowing what you were about, challenged a man you are jealous of without cause." Helene raised her voice and became more and more excited, "A man who's a better man than you in every way..."
If I apply it here, I will be a laughingstock of other motorists or maybe apprehended for driving like a pagong (turtle)!
The acknowledged pioneer, the late Epifanio Sagad, used to be the laughingstock of his neighbors for planting sampaguita cuttings, says De Mesa, Sagad's son-in-law.
History will not be kind to Mrs May - and why should it when she made our country a laughingstock and with thousands having suffered under her abysmal lack of leadership?
He said Eusebio can file an electoral protest before the Commission on Elections, but warned that he would be a laughingstock among the residents.
Dumbo follows circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) as he enlists Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children, Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins), to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in the circus.
We are considered a laughingstock, a joke, a pitiful example of what our alliances were and what they were able to accomplish around the world as they worked together.
The Dyip have been labeled as a laughingstock since the franchise was accepted into the PBA fold in 2014.
'If we want to be respected as the Mulembe community and make any impact in 2022, we must first come together before partnering with others, otherwise we will just end up being a laughingstock,' he said.
The zeal to scandalize NawazSharif led the present NAB chief to make a laughingstock of himself by claiming that former PMhad laundered $4.9 billions to India.
His crazed rhetoric during the Kavanaugh hearings has made him a hero inside the GOP but a laughingstock outside it.