[laf-ing-stok, lah-fing-]
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.

1525–35; laughing + stock Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
But it was the green revolution that truly made the reverend the laughingstock
  of modern economists.
If you oppose evolution without presenting the science behind your opposition,
  it is you who are a laughingstock.
The outfit made him a legend in some eyes and a laughingstock in others.
The answer of course is that no one would even try suing, because he or she
  would be the laughingstock of the whole country.
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