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Meaning of LAUGHINGSTOCK

Pronunciation:  'lafing`stâk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a victim of ridicule or pranks
 

LAUGHINGSTOCK is a 13 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: butt, goat, stooge
 
 See Also: April fool, dupe, victim

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Laugh"ing*stock`\, n.
An object of ridicule; a butt of sport. --Shak.

      When he talked, he talked nonsense, and made himself
      the laughingstock of his hearers.        --Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: butt, byword, byword of reproach, derision, dupe, fair game, figure of fun, fool, game, gazingstock, goat, jest, jestingstock, joke, mockery, monkey, stock, target, toy, victim
 

 

 

 

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