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Word Origin and History for laughing-stock
laughing-stock
also laughingstock; 1510s, formed by analogy with whipping-stock "whipping post," later also "object of frequent whipping" (but that word is not attested in writing in this sense until 1670s).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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