His jokes were mainly aimed at himself, and were chucklers rather than laugh out loud.
Amanda Bynes, inventor of the phrase “laugh out loud out loud out loud.”
This is the voice at the back of every mind that wants to laugh out loud at funerals and scream "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!?"
“You can laugh out there,” he scolded his tormenters, his Boston accent becoming more pronounced.
But on the page, she is Everywoman—and anyone reading the collection will laugh out loud in both sympathy and recognition.
You are enough to drive the laugh out of a faun, said the young lady soberly.
"Yes," replied Garthorne, repressing a desire to laugh out openly.
But every time he says that word "axident," he will laugh out so sort o' aggravatin'.
We get a laugh out of this at times; but it is dull, too, to be with a man like this—in the long-run.
He begged her pardon in the most abject way; and then he left her for a moment quietly, and had his laugh out.
late 14c., from Old English (Anglian) hlæhhan, earlier hlihhan, from Proto-Germanic *klakhjanan (cf. Old Norse hlæja, Danish le, Old Frisian hlakkia, Old Saxon hlahhian, Middle Dutch and Dutch lachen, Old High German hlahhan, German lachen, Gothic hlahjan), from PIE *kleg-, of imitative origin (cf. Latin cachinnare "to laugh aloud," Sanskrit kakhati "laughs," Old Church Slavonic chochotati "laugh," Lithuanian klageti "to cackle," Greek kakhazein). Originally with a "hard" -gh- sound, as in Scottish loch; the spelling remained after the pronunciation shifted to "-f."
If I coveted nowe to avenge the injuries that you have done me, I myght laughe in my slyve. [John Daus, "Sleidanes Commentaries," 1560]Related: Laughed; laughing.
1680s, from laugh (v.). Meaning "a cause of laughter" is from 1895; ironic use (e.g. that's a laugh) attested from 1930. Laugh track "canned laughter on a TV program" is from 1961.