An example of ludicrous is the claim that President Obama was born outside of the United States.
Origin of ludicrousClassical Latin ludicrus from ludus, a play, game from Indo-European base an unverified form leid-, to play, tease from source Classical Greek loidorein, to rail at, rebuke
Origin of ludicrousFrom Latin lūdicrus sportive from lūdus game ; see leid- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more ludicrous, superlative most ludicrous)
First attested in 1619. From Latin lÅ«dicrus, from lÅ«dÅ (“play").