Laughing-stock definition

(idiomatic) An object of ridicule, someone who is publicly ridiculed; a butt of sport.
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Noun

Singular:
laughing-stock
Plural:
laughing stocks

Origin of laughing-stock

  • From laughing +‎ stock (“source, supply; butt, target”). Compare also whipping-stock, jesting-stock.

    From Wiktionary