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laughingstock

[laf-ing-stok, lah-fing-] /ˈlæf ɪŋˌstɒk, ˈlɑ fɪŋ-/
noun
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.
Origin of laughingstock
1525-1535
1525-35; laughing + stock
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