(plural laughing stocks)
From laughing + stock (“source, supply; butt, target”). Compare also whipping-stock, jesting-stock.
"laughing-stock." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 16 September 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/laughing-stock>.
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