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[laf-ing-stok, lah-fing-] /ˈlæf ɪŋˌstɒk, ˈlɑ fɪŋ-/
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
1525-35; laughing + stock Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • Now, it is on the verge of becoming a national laughingstock.

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