Definition of laughing stock in English:

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laughing stock

noun

A person subjected to general mockery or ridicule: she was the laughing stock of her class
More 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.
Synonyms
figure of fun, object of ridicule, dupe, butt, fool, joke, standing joke, everybody's fool, stooge;
fair game, everybody's target, victim, Aunt Sally;
exhibition, spectacle
informal fall guy
British informal goat

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