Definition of laughingstock in English:


Syllabification: laugh·ing·stock
Pronunciation: /ˈlafiNGˌstäk


[in singular]
A person subjected to general mockery or ridicule.
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  • 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

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