LAUGHINGSTOCK

butt, goat, laughingstock, stooge

(noun) a victim of ridicule or pranks

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

laughingstock (plural laughingstocks)

Alternative spelling of laughing stock

Source: Wiktionary


Laugh"ing*stock`, n.

Definition: An object of ridicule; a butt of sport. Shak. When he talked, he talked nonsense, and made himself the laughingstock of his hearers. Macaulay.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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