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figure of fun

Definition of figure of fun in English:

A person who is considered ridiculous.
Example sentences
  • Jesters of the past, though figures of fun at the royal court, were often highly intelligent men whose quick wit and sharp tongue both diverted the monarch and reminded him of his mortality.
  • They started out as figures of fun, but I felt their perspectives ought to be as valid as anyone else's in the book.
  • Hair thinning, waists thickening, faces falling, they are held up to us as figures of fun.
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