laughingstock

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An object of jokes or ridicule; a butt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person or thing that is an object of ridicule; a butt for laughter or jokes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An object of ridicule; a butt of sport.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of laughing stock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a victim of ridicule or pranks

Etymologies

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laughing +‎ stock.

Examples

  • And Moammar "They Give Them Pills at Night" Gadhafi will likely die too, probably leaking hilariously green blood but sadly without the word "laughingstock" ringing in his ears.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • No empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far.

    Art Levine: Could Anger at AIG and Geithner's New Bank Plan Help Unions?

  • If the author wishes to make himself a laughingstock, that is his affair.

    Nevermore

  • No empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far.

    Bill Totten's Weblog

  • No empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far.

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  • No empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far.

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  • It's over — we're officially, royally f*cked. no empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far. ...

    Matt Tabbai: "The Big Takeover" - Rolling Stone

  • It's over - we're officially, royally fucked. no empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far.

    The Big Picture

  • It's over - we're officially, royally fucked. no empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far.

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  • It's over - we're officially, royally fucked. no empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far.

    Political Waves

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  • A trickster stock on the Dow.

    October 31, 2008

  • Or, stock in those little round cheeses with the cross-dressing bull on the front...

    October 31, 2008