laugh out of the wrong side of one's mouth
Variant of laugh
- to make the explosive sounds of the voice, and the characteristic movements of the features and body, that express mirth, amusement, ridicule, etc.
- to be amused
- to feel or suggest joyousness; appear bright and merry: laughing eyes
Origin: Middle English laughen from Old English hleahhan, akin to German lachen (OHG hlahhan) from Indo-European base an unverified form klēg-, to cry out, sound from source Glassical Greek klangē, Classical Latin clangor
- to express or say with laughter
- to bring about, effect, or cause to be by means of laughter: to laugh oneself hoarse
- the act or sound of laughing
- anything that provokes or is fit to provoke laughter
- Informal mere diversion or pleasure
- laugher noun
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