WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
laugh•ing•stock /ˈlæfɪŋˌstɑk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. an object of ridicule:The team became a laughingstock by losing every game.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
laugh•ing•stock  (lafing stok′, läfing-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an object of ridicule;
    the butt of a joke or the like:His ineptness as a public official made him the laughingstock of the whole town.
  • laughing + stock 1525–35


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

laughing stock n
  1. an object of humiliating ridicule



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