laughing stock love

Definitions

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  • n. An object of ridicule, someone who is publicly ridiculed; a butt of sport.

Etymologies

From laughing +‎ stock (“source, supply; butt, target”). Compare also whipping-stock, jesting-stock. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Andradh was a laughing stock for ten years thereafter.”

    Conqueror's Moon

  • This remark seemed to have its effect with Appanius. “If this gets out, you will be a laughing stock in Ar, ” said another.

    Magicians of Gor

  • But its shortcomings and the frailty of human nature made it the despair of practical men and the laughing stock of philosophers and ironists.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • But you also know that if you don't make it stick you'll be the laughing stock of every police force from Paris to Pago-Pago, and afterwards you'll be lucky if your bosses trust you to look for lost dogs. "

    Salvage for the Saint

  • But since it pleaseth thee to be an ass, I will make thee a spectacle and a laughing stock to great and small.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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