Meaning of laughingstock

laugh•ing•stock

Pronunciation: (laf'ing-stok", lä'fing-), [key]
— n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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