Share this entry
laughingstock Syllabification: laugh·ing·stock
Pronunciation: /ˈlafiNGˌstäk/

Definition of laughingstock in English:


[in singular]
A person subjected to general mockery or ridicule.
Example sentences
  • We knew we were in for a lashing from the press because to lose to the USA made us the laughing stocks of the game and really it was dismal.
  • We are the laughing stock of Europe with our ridiculously high prices for everything and our stupid infantile government.
  • Both are totally discredited laughing stocks that add to the variety of political life.
butt, dupe, spectacle, figure of fun, stooge, fall guy
Definition of laughingstock in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Related Words